Our Palmaris 2014 Outer Coastal Plain Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
is presented under the name“Palmaris,” Latin for “Prize-Worthy” a name we reserve for wines of substantive character and
distinction made only in superior vintages.
2014 was a fine growing season in the Outer Coastal Plain, characterized by rainfall and
temperature conditions which allowed for maximum fruit maturity by late season. The three
grapes in the blend are:
80% Cabernet Sauvignon (harvested at 22 brix, t/a 7.5 g/l as tartaric),
15% Petit Verdot (harvested at 22.2 brix, t/a 7.2 g/l as tartaric), and
5% Cabernet Franc (harvested at 19.6 brix, t/a 7.6 g/l as tartaric).
The musts were fermented in contact with the skins for a period of 14 days and were
vinied using S. cerevisiae yeast originally isolated from France's Languedoc terroir. They
were made in separate lots between September 23 and October 8, 2014, and subsequently
transferred to a combination of French Nevers and American oak in January 2015. Malolactic
fermentation was effectuated in oak where the wine evolved for 30 months until July, 2017.
The wines were blended and bottled in August, 2017.
The Palmaris 2014 OCP Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied red that needs aeration to
develop its full flavor, so please decant prior to serving. We hope that you will enjoy this
fine wine with a fine meal while in the company of good friends.
All the Best from The Tomasello Family
4 Generations of Dedicated Outer Coastal Plain Winemaking