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Today’s spectacular wine marks the 35th vintage for winemaker David Mahaffey and his 15th as winemaker for Palladian. David produces just one wine from the Palladian estate each year, and today we are lucky enough to have exclusive access to the wine.
The Palladian Estate Winery 2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a true Reserve wine. It is treated to some of the finest white glove treatment we’ve ever heard of in winemaking. This is a true hand made wine that isn’t released until it is good and ready. The wine is all estate grown, produced, bottled - and then aged in glass for three full years after bottling and then stored at a constant 55 degrees before it is ever released. David wanted the wine to be silky smooth before it left his care. And, wow, is it ever silky. And delicious. And elegant. And what a fantastic value!
Here is what expert Sommelier Anthony Cimorelli had to say about the wine:
“Palladian’s 2009 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is the rarified stuff that I am always hopeful of finding. From a small, organically farmed vineyard that sits next to Harlan Estate springs forth a true hidden gem of luxurious, expressive quality. It is plush, lush, bright and truly superlative in every way. David Mahaffey has been making Napa Cabernet for more than three decades. He has presided over some of the best and worst vintages in wine history. With his 2009, David has made magic. Delicious delicious magic.” - 95 points
What the Winery Says
2009 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
- David Mahaffey
- Napa Valley, St. Helena
- 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Cabernet Franc
- Brix at harvest
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Barrel aging
- 22 months
- 25% New French oak
- Bottle aging
- 3 years
- 350 cases