Considered the bold and brawny sibling to our other Palmaz wines, the Brasas Cabernet steaks its claim - pun intended - directly next to the grill. The 2019 vintage, however, brought an added note of elegance and grace to this normally edgy blend. A wet spring prompted a delayed bud break and a late harvest; allowing for more traditional Bordeaux style characteristics to shine.
The 2018 vintage of Palmaz Cabernet wines has been noteworthy, the Brasas Cabernet Sauvignon is no exception. Like the gaucho y caballo it personifies, the wine is elegant yet brawny. Cassis and huckleberry leap from the glass as aromas of mesquite and sawdust swirl in the air like the gaucho’s boleador - or lasso.
If the beautiful deep purple color of this wine doesn’t make you stop in your tracks, the aromatic “Hello” will; bright fruit notes literally jump out of the glass. Ripe, dark berries and elements of smoked wood completely coat the palate upon first sip.
This wine begs for red meat - think crackling fire on the hearth, and a perfectly grilled wagyu steak paired with a glass of the 2016 Brasas Cabernet. Aromas of damp oak staves and toasted walnuts swirl in the glass while currant and dried tobacco leaves coat your tastebuds.
The 2015 Brasas Cabernet greets you with aromas of warm butterscotch and charred wood. With bold but silky tannins, it’s a wine that is sure to cellar well. Typical of a Palmaz Cabernet, the wine will reward you for the time spent in the cellar.
The structure and seemingly interminable finish of this wine slices down the palate like a liquid Facón, cutting through thick steaks with its well honed tannin edge. Aromas of soft leather, figs, and warm gingerbread round out this formidable wine.
The intended style for Brasas is bold, fresh fruit with long firm tannins that will hold up to the fire and the food of any large BBQ. In 2013, Brasas features vibrant aromas of blackberry with a foundation of firm red clay. The tannins are powerful yet well polished, with a smooth refreshing finish.
The soulmate of the 2012 Brasas Cabernet Sauvignon blend is the grill itself. Its aromas of fresh pink peppercorns and mulberries combine beautifully with a balance of savory spice and ripe fresh fruit.
This cool vintage features a distinct harmony of fruit and wood. The interlaced aromas of fresh blackberries, bramble and forest floor invite the mind to hike along a trail that leads the taster to a precise, focused finish.
This linear, opulent wine is designed to draw your attention while standing near the grill; the fresh aromas of cassis and black assam tea will blend well with the food smoke.