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Forbes: Exploring The Cabernet Sauvignon Of Napa Valley, Part Six

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Exploring The Cabernet Sauvignon Of Napa Valley, Part Six

Written by Brian Freedman | Original Article

Over the course of the previous five installments of this series on Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, I’ve focused on various specific appellations, trying to contextualize them in order to demonstrate what makes the wines from each unique. This final one, on Cabs labeled as simply Napa Valley, as opposed to any of the specific nested AVAs, is inherently problematic: Wines labeled as Napa Valley encompass a sweeping range of soils, micro-climates, geological histories, elevations, and more. In that regard, it’s just not possible to tie them all together in any satisfactory way.
To help shed some light on Napa Valley as a whole, I spoke with Vinous founder and CEO Antonio Galloni, who is not only one of the most important critics in the world of wine in general—his expertise literally spans the globe—but whose Vinous Napa Valley Vineyard Maps, done with critic and cartographer Alessandro Masnaghetti, are the most comprehensive and educational I’ve ever seen.

“The reason why I started to do those maps back in 2011,” he said, “is that I was tasting wines for Robert Parker [of The Wine Advocate],” and realized that, “if you woke up on the valley floor, you think you were tasting in Piedmont” from all of the fog. “And if you drive up to Pritchard Hill, it’s dry and sunny—and this is the same day.”

The Wine Stream – Ep 27 – Pairing with Amalia

The Wine Stream – Pairing with Amalia

Episode 27 | May 27, 2021

This month on the Wine Stream we talk with Palmaz matriarch and our Mother – Amalia Palmaz – about her eponymous wine, the Amalia Chardonnay! Under her guidance, the Chardonnay and its food pairings have become a family and winery favorite. For this special episode, we’ll taste through three past vintages of Amalia Chardonnay and her favorite food pairings to go along with them.

A Tasting with Amalia


A Tasting with Amalia

For Episode 27 of The Wine Stream we will have the opportunity to talk with our mother—Amalia Palmaz—about her eponymous wine, the Amalia Chardonnay! In honor of this special episode, we’ve asked Amalia to pick some of her favorite Palmaz recipes that pair beautifully with her chardonnay. She’s chosen three: Smoked Salmon on Wasabi Caviar Stars, Duck Confit with Frisée Salad Lyonnais, and Seafood in Roasted Vegetable Consommé with Quinoa Pilaf.

These recipes give you a chance to participate in a live, virtual tasting during the Wine Stream this month. Make all three and enjoy a multi-course meal, or just make one—but make sure to have a glass of Amalia Chardonnay in hand!

Just Luxe: Brasas Wagyu Beef Delivery Will Make You A Summer Grill Hero During The Pandemic


Brasas Wagyu Beef Delivery Will Make You A Summer Grill Hero During The Pandemic


One of California’s premier beef farms will deliver its Prime-grade, purebred, and 100% grass-fed Wagyu beef to your door through its delivery and subscription service. And the meat is as good (if not better) than any cuts you will get from a Michelin-starred restaurant. The farm is called Genesee Valley Ranch, the service is called Brasas at the Table, and the meat will make you a grill hero this summer—especially during the pandemic, when eating at home is still safer than dining out.


Palmaz Roses



by Florencia Palmaz | May 3rd, 2021 

Roses growing in our vineyards look gorgeous, sure, but we plant them for a variety of reasons—not just because they add a pop of color.

Historically, the practice of planting roses in vineyards originated in Europe, like many winemaking traditions. Winemakers in Italy and France placed them at the end of rows for mold control and to help guide plow animals. During times when oxen and horses were commonly used to plow vineyards, rose thorns would keep them from cutting corners and damaging the vines.

The Wine Stream – Ep 26 – The Dirt on Our Dirt

The Wine Stream – Dirt on Our Dirt

Episode 26 | April 21, 2021

This month on The Wine Stream we head back into the vineyard to talk about cover crops and get the dirt on our dirt.  Soil management is one of the most fascinating and often overlooked aspects of wine quality.  To celebrate Spring, we are drinking our favorite patio wine, the 2020 Palmaz Vineyards Rosé.  We’ll be making a select amount of early release bottles available exclusively for our Wine Stream viewers ahead of the show.  Here’s to Rosé all day, Cheers!

The Wine Stream – Ep 25 – The Cellar Dive

The Wine Stream – The Cellar Dive

Episode 25 | March 24, 2021

This week on The Wine Stream we are talking about the ultimate wine storage practices. Cellar worthy wines deserve worthy cellars and we have found the best. Long time Palmaz Vineyards customers and seasoned wine collectors, Charlie and Alanna are joining us to share their amazing underground cellar and some tips on how to collect and enjoy wine at its peak. We’ll also be opening up a gem of our own – the 2012 Gaston Cabernet Sauvignon.

LIQUOR: The 11 best Rieslings in 2021

LIQUOR: The 11 best Rieslings in 2021

Written by Jonathan Cristaldi | Updated 01/14/21 | Original Article

Culinarily speaking, Germany is known best for its bratwurst, pretzels, sauerkraut and beer. But in the wine department, Germany is near-synonymous with riesling. Not to say that only Germany can make a decent bottle of their homegrown variety (as you shall see).

Riesling is a tough grape; it’s drought-tolerant, heat tolerant, and packs a relatively high acidity. And yet, its structure is determined by the terroir where it grows, easily manipulated by soils and climates.

The Perfect Steak

 The Perfect Steak | By Florencia and Jessica Palmaz

In anticipation of our Brasas At The Table “Special Night In” event this weekend, Florencia and Jessica Palmaz cooked three different steaks using three different methods — all with the MEATER thermometer — so we could give you the rundown on the best way to cook your GVR Wagyu. As a result, everyone ate pretty well this week!

Luxury Lifestyle Magazine: Palmaz and GVR Team Up for an Exclusive Food and Wine Club


Luxury Lifestyle Magazine | By Linda Zuckerman | January 30, 2021 | Original Article

Palmaz Vineyards, one of the most premiere vineyards in Napa Valley joins together with Genesee Valley Ranch to offer a taste of their exquisite wines and wagyu beef. Sharing a passion for gathering around the table, Brasas At the Table is dedicated to offering exceptional wine and ingredients made to the highest quality, produced with sustainable and conscientious methods.

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