Dave Phinney is one gifted man. After creating overnight-sensation brands like Prisoner, Saldo and Abstract, he made this Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon called Palermo. And again it became one of his most important and most sought after wines.
Color is deep garnet. Decadent aromas of ripe raspberry and crème de cassis with notes of milk chocolate, flint and toasty oak treat your nose. Supple and rich in the mouth, intense flavors of wild berry fruit, plum, roasted fig, and cacao are in perfect alignment. Rich and full bodied, this wine exhibits great concentration and balance with a spine of fresh acidity and very fine tannins. It is very drinkable now and will certainly improve over time.