The spirit of Palermo resides in an allegorical catacomb that stands to honor the past, cloaked in deference to the vine, and strives to artfully frame what the harvest yields every year. As time has passed, we have carefully assembled a diverse network of vineyards to work with, in an ongoing effort to challenge ourselves to make better wines. Palermo is such a result incarnate from our flagship Cabernet Sauvignon program, which includes Mercury Head and Papillon. The wine represents years of experimentation with different lots, varying grape maturity levels, complex French cooperage programs, and some proprietary intuition, which we simply refer to as “separate among equal parts.” These choice components have been faithfully blended for the third vintage of Palermo, Cabernet Sauvignon from the Napa Valley..
Orin Swift Palermo Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 $37.99
A voluminous complexion of deep garnet and cardinal can be seen in the glass profile. Profoundly aromatic, the nose is treated to a decadent perfume of currant, roasted espresso, spring flowers, and toasty oak. Supple and rich in the mouth, intense flavors of wild berry fruit, plum, roasted fig, and cacao are in perfect alignment. The length is fleshy and bright with a polished tannin sequence that will last for years.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc
Aged for 10 months in French Oak, 35% new
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