Palmaris 2015 Outer Coastal Plain Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
2015 Palmaris Outer Coastal Plain Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
The 4th generation Palmaris reserves are presented under the name Palmaris, meaning ‘prize-worthy’ in Latin. Palmaris is a name we reserve for wines of substantive character and distinction made only in superior vintages. 2015 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, 75% Cabernet Sauvignon (harvested at 21 brix, t/a 6.4 g/l as tartaric), 20% Petit Verdot (harvested at 20.1 brix, t/a 7.6 g/l as tartaric) and 5% Cabernet Franc (harvested at 22.9 brix, t/a 6.0 g/l as tartaric). The musts were fermented in contact with the skins for a period of 14 days and were vinified using Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast originally isolated from France's Languedoc terroir. They were made in separate lots between September 28 and October 2, 2015 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 31 months until July 2018. The wines were blended and bottled in September 2018.
The Palmaris 2015 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.
Awards: World Wine Championships: 93 points Beverage Tasting Institute
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