Aug
30
2008

Palmaz Vineyards Muscat Canelli Florencia 2006 – 88 points

2006 Palmaz Vineyards Muscat Canelli Florencia - Palmaz web site

(USA, California, Napa Valley)

Nice soft Palmaz desert wine. Not over the top but good quality. The color was almost like water… I guess that would be no color. No… it had a hint of light yellow. We tasted this wine at the Palmaz vineyard and by the way, I highly suggest a visit if you can get in. The facility is very different and beautiful. A unique approach to making wine in an 8 story building carved into the side of a mountain. The Palmaz palate had loads of pear and apple that were balanced well. Tannins were light and in the background where they should be. Clear and refreshing. This Palmaz is a quality desert wine and one that is not too expensive and has the qualities of more expensive muscat. Its worth a try.

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From Palmaz site:

The Muscat Canelli grape is a joy to work with. Venerated for its historical value in Napa Valley, this varietal was planted in abundance in the late 1800’s. Today there is very little Muscat left in Napa Valley and we feel fortunate to be able to secure a contract for a small amount each year.

This floral and fruit forward wine has yielded some fun and interesting wines to enjoy in the last few vintages.

Made primarily for our personal consumption the production volume on these wines are very small and available only at the winery.

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