Jan
01
2009

Palazzo 2005, 90 points

The best part of this wine is the nose.  Very complex dark fruits with oak and floral.  It was enjoyable sniffing and it lasted. Color was a medium purple.  The palate was good but not outstanding.  It is a solid wine though.  Dark fruits loads of oak which was nice and finished off with some spices and charcoal.  Good solid fruit and the tannins were fresh hitting the side of the tongue.  The 2005 was just a touch young and a couple years will round out this wine. OK wine for 55 bucks.  I would try this if you like the oak monster because it is nice from that standpoint.

Robert Parker – Wine Advocate (93 Points)
“This blend of 70% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon may be the finest wine to emerge from Scott Palazzo, who makes only 1,100 cases of an unfined/unfiltered, French-styled red. The sexy, Pomerol-styled 2005 exhibits aromas of chocolate, espresso roast, sweet cherries, and black currants. The fragrant bouquet is followed by a silky-textured, medium to full-bodied wine with lush, mocha-infused flavors that cascade over the palate. Drink this beauty now and over the next 10-12 years. ”

From Palazzo site:    Click Here

Palazzo 2005 Napa Valley Red Wine
Blend:
70% Merlot
22% Cabernet Franc
8% Cabernet Sauvignon
40% New French Oak
Bottling Date:
April 27th, 2007
Release Date:
November 1st, 2007
Total Produced:
1,100 Cases – 750ml
Price:
$55.00

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