2021 Judge Palmer "Vintage Select" Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County, USA

Warmed plum sauce and melted red licorice notes meld together easily, with a singed vanilla note draped over the top. Offers an open, generous feel through the finish.


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The grapes were de-stemmed into small open-top tanks for a long cold soak to encourage development of color before fermentation began spontaneously with wild yeast. Fermentation continued without the addition of any chemicals or enzymes, aided only by the heat of the sun and gravity-fed "pump-overs" once per day. After pressing the wine went into French oak barrels – 30% of which were new – aged for 24 months, and was racked only once, immediately prior to bottling.


Emmitt-Scorsone Winegrowers is a partnership between winemakers Palmer Emmitt and Michael Scorsone. At their small artisan winery in northern Sonoma County, they bottle wines under several labels – Judge Palmer, Domenica Amato, and Emmitt-Scorsone. Across the portfolio, the grapes are sourced from small, family-owned vineyards and the wines are hand-made with passion and authenticity.

Named after Palmer’s grandfather, Judge Palmer showcases Cabernet Sauvignon and other varietal wines made in the classic California tradition from premier vineyards in both Napa and Sonoma. Michael’s Sicilian grandmother is the inspiration for their Domenica Amato label, which features Grenache and other Italian and Rhône varieties produced in an old-world, food-friendly style. Their new Emmitt-Scorsone brand offers a more value-oriented entry point to enjoy their hand-crafted wines.




Grape(s) Cabernet Sauvignon
Farming Organic