Almost 15 years ago Scott Palazzo was asked by Thomas Keller, “Chef Extraordinaire” and owner of French Laundry and Per Se restaurants to craft a Cab Franc exclusively for him! That resulted in amazing exposure for this small winery and the rest-as-they-say-is-history.
Palazzo 2013 Cuvee Blanc, Napa Valley
Retail 75.00 – GGWC 69.99
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OK to assort with other Palazzo wines!
On the nose this youngster offers up a floral and seductive aromas of tropical fruit (guava, passion fruit, hints of pear Anjou, pink grapefruit and orange blossoms). On the palate, this wine is round and silky with a very opulent and broad oil texture and weight. Amazingly balanced with the right touch of zesty acidity and a touch of minerality rarely seen in domestic whites. The delicious passion fruit with whiffs of nectarine and Meyer lemon tease the palate. This is an amazingly complex and well-crafted wine with a stunning mouthfeel. It finishes with excellent richness and weight and complex notes of slate.
I’d call this a White Wine for Cabernet lovers! Pair this wine with oysters & shrimp salads . Halibut, salmon & chicken dishes to roast pork & suckling pig! A Very versatile Food Wine!
Robert Parker 94+ Points: “The 2013 Palazzo Cuvee Blanc, which got my highest score, is again nearly all Semillon with just a touch of Sauvignon Blanc. It offers notes of orange rind, lemon honey, caramelized grapefruit once again, and a touch of tropical fruit in a lovely, medium to full-bodied, beautifully layered and textured style. This is superb stuff to drink over the next decade or more.”
|Scott Palazzo in his Semillon vineyard. Scott is 6′ 3″ and makes these old-vine Semillon vines look more like an apple tree! Yielding very little, but AMAZING FRUIT!