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Gayot: Palmaz Vineyards, 2017 Riesling “Louise” | Napa Valley

Palmaz Vineyards, 2017 Riesling “Lousie” | Napa Valley

Gayot | Written by Dirk Smits | January 4, 2021 | Original Article

Riesling was officially first planted in California in the town of St. Helena in 1861. Back then, it was known as “Johannisberg Riesling,” a reference to Schloss Johannisberg –– one of the oldest Riesling producers in Germany. In the 1960s, Riesling was one of California’s most popular grape varietals but was pushed out by Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc from the ’70s onward. Today, Riesling is mostly grown in California’s cooler regions, especially in the Anderson Valley, Santa Barbara, Monterey and higher elevation vineyards in Sonoma and Napa Valley.

There, in 1881, young Henry Hagen arrived and founded Cedar Knoll Winery at the foot of Mount George, where the Palmaz Vineyards and family reside today. Hagen would become one of the true pioneers of the Napa Valley. His noteworthy wines were featured at the San Francisco Opera House, and Hagen even won a silver medal for his brandy at the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris. In 1895, Hagen died, leaving behind 450 acres of vineyards. While Cedar Knoll is lauded for its wines and spirits, Hagen’s descendants didn’t share his passion. With the arrival of Prohibition in 1919, the property’s winemaking endeavors were abandoned until Dr. Julio Palmaz (co-inventor of the balloon-expandable stent) and his family purchased the property in the late 1990s and set about restoring its former glory.

Forbes: Celebrate The Holiday Season With Some Spectacular Women-Made Wines

Celebrate The Holiday Season With Some Spectacular Women-Made Wines

Written by Jeanette Hurt | Dec 21, 2020 | Original Article

Excerpted:  Tina Mitchell was a third-year biology student who was on the pre-med track when she took an elective called Introduction to Enology. “Needless to say, I changed my major, and I haven’t looked back,” Mitchell says. Mitchell remains inspired by the integration of the many things that go into making a fine bottle of wine, and she uses both her scientific knowledge and creativity to engage in innovative winemaking at Palmaz Vineyards in Napa Valley. She particularly recommends her 2016 Palmaz Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon ($165). “I shared it with my family at a wedding, and my family consists of both casual wine drinkers and experienced professionals,” she says. “It was thoroughly enjoyed by all.”

Martha Stewart: Wine and Cocktail Trends for 2021

 

Wine and Cocktail Trends for 2021: Here’s What to Drink Throughout the New Year

Written by Sarah Tracey | December 22, 2020 | Original Article

There’s no denying that COVID-19 has changed the way we socialize and the way we purchase and consume the products in our lives—and the world of drinks has been significantly transformed in the past year. While we look forward to the days when we’re spending more time back at our favorite wine bar and less time imbibing over a Zoom happy hour, this era of staying home has sparked beverage trends that are only going to grow in 2021. Here’s what we’ll be drinking in the coming year.

Wine Meets Tech

Hyde Park: Wayfare Through Wine

Wayfare Through Wine

Hyde Park | Written by Kristen Shirley | Dec 2020

Palmaz Vineyards has one of the most unique wineries in the world. The Cave is built into Mount George in Napa Valley, and its operations run through a warren of tunnels and domes across 18 stories. Its winemakers eschew mechanical pumps and instead harness the power of gravity to produce the wine underground. While Palmaz Vineyards is renowned for its red wines, including powerful Cabernet Sauvignons, its Chardonnay is not to be missed. The 2017 Amalia Chardonnay aged in 75% new French oak and is 100% barrel fermented. The wine is named for co-founder Amalia Palmaz, who asked her husband, Dr. Julio Palmaz, to add a white wine to the winery’s offerings.

Namastir Podcast – The World’s Most Technologically Advanced Winery

Namastir Podcast – Palmaz Vineyards: The World’s Most Technologically Advanced Winery

Nov 13, 2020 | Blair Lewis | Link to Podcast

Christian Palmaz sits down with Blair to discuss being the son of a great inventor and his family’s pursuit of achieving perfection with their Napa Valley wines.  Do you need further convincing?

The Palmaz family built a friggin 20+ story winery inside a mountain.

Southbay: Raising the Steaks

Raising the Steaks

Southbay Magazine | Written by Shaun Tolson | Photographed by David Leland Hyde | August 2020 | Original Link

IN THE HILLS THAT ONCE SPARKED CALIFORNIA’S GOLD RUSH, GENESEE VALLEY RANCH IS RAISING A SPECIAL BREED OF CATTLE IN AN EQUALLY SPECIAL WAY. THEIR PRACTICES ARE ELEVATING AMERICAN GRASS-FED BEEF. THROUGH AN EXCLUSIVE MEMBERSHIP CLUB, DISCERNING GOURMANDS CAN TRULY TASTE THE DIFFERENCE.

Luxury Magazine: What’s Next in Food

What’s Next in Food

Luxury Magazine | Summer 2020

HERE’S THE BEEF – Join the Brasas Food & Wine Society with a Ranch Subscription to have a box of pasture-raised Black Wagyu beef delivered to your door two, four, or six time a year from Northern California’s Genesee Valley Ranch, where “cattle have the run of the ranch.” The same family owns and operates Napa Valley’s Palmaz Vineyards.  www.geneseevalleyranch.com

Business Insider: The 10 Best White Wines to Try

The 10 Best White Wines to Try, according to a food and wine writer

Business Insider | By Jessica Kelley | Aug 4, 2020 | Original Article

Whether you’re spending summer in a humid or dry area of the world, it’s the perfect season to pour a glass of crisp white wine to sip outside by a bonfire or enjoy with the fresh fish dinner hot off the grill.

As a food and wine journalist for 7 years, writing for publications like Wine Enthusiast, Eater, and Kitchn, I’ve curated a list of favorites over the years of white wines that offer a little something different for anyone’s taste preferences.

Grapevine Magazine: Palmaz Vineyards-The Winery of the Future

Palmaz Vineyards: The Winery of the Future

THe Grapevine Magazine | By Nan McCreary | Jul 1, 2020 | Original Article

If you want to envision the winery of the future — a winery that leverages cutting-edge technology with the ancient art of winemaking — look no further than Palmaz Vineyards, hidden within the forested ridges of Napa Valley’s Mt. George.  Here, the Palmaz family is applying innovative, if not futuristic, tools to enhance the artistic elements of wine.

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Uptown Magazine: Wine & Wagyu

Wine & Wagyu

Uptown Magazine | By Alison Bailin Batz | December 2019 | Original Article

For the wine and food lover in your life, a subscription-based gift that keeps on giving – in the form of wine and wagyu – might just be your best holiday bet. This joint offering from a family-owned and -operated California ranch and vineyard has an unlikely beginning.