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Wine Enthusiast 2017

Palumbo Family Vineyards Palumbo Wines 2013 Grenache
2013 Grenache (Temecula)
"This is an expertly balanced wine from Temecula, showcasing region's potential for Grenache. Rosewater, cherry juice and cherry blossom aromas are lifted by herbal touches of marjoram and crushed peppercorn. Fennel, thyme and oregano flavors kick off the palate, where strong acidity carries raspberry and red berry flavors into a complex and elegant finish. Editor's Choice."

Wine Enthusiast 2016

Palumbo Family Vineyards 

2014 Grenache Blanc (Temecula)


One of the better whites to come from the South Coast, this wine, enhanced by 6% Viognier, shows a chalky nose decorated by light peach, squeezed Meyer-lemon peel and yellow flower aromas. The palate is texturally grippy and tense, with flavors of yellow pear, lemon rinds and ever-so-slight stonefruit, with tongue-tingling acidity deep into the finish. 

Palumbo Family Vineyards 
2012 Sophia's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Temecula)

From one of Temecula's shining stars comes this great bottling, with aromas of fresh boysenberry, vanilla bean, pencil lead, dried sage, bay leaf and sandalwood. It's somewhat light in body but packs a wide range of flavors, from thyme and oregano to graphite, black plum and elderberry, presented with chalky tannins. 

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2012 Tre Fratelli Red (Temecula)

One of the promising wineries in the region presents this elegant blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, which shows dill, mint, black peppercorns, beef char and blackberry-blueberry fruit on the nose. The blackberry and plum-led palate picks up tobacco, oregano, dark spice and more charred-beef notes.

Southern California Wine Competition
2005 Cabernet Sauvignon – Bronze
2006 Tre Fratelli – Silver
2006 Syrah - Silver
2007 Sangiovese – Silver
2006 Cabernet Franc – Gold

Temecula Wine Competition
2006 Syrah – Bronze
2005 Shiraz – Silver
2005 Tre Fratelli – Silver
2005 Merlot – Silver
2005 Cabernet Franc – Gold

Sommelier Challenge San Diego
2006 Tre Fratelli – Silver
2006 Cabernet Sauvignon – Silver

Critics Challenge San Diego
2006 Syrah – Silver
2007 – Tre Fratelli – Silver

Best of Appellation
2006 Syrah – Gold
2006 Sangiovese – Gold
2005 Cabernet Franc – Double Gold

San Diego International
2006 Syrah – Silver
2006 Cabernet Sauvignon – Gold

Comments / Reviews


Bobby H. Via Yelp    09/13/17

Great wine! Small place but very high quality wines. They focus on dry refs but very layered with flavor.

Alexandra C. Via Yelp   9/08/17

Another great local recommendation. Ryan took excellent care of us and we thoroughly enjoyed the conversation. We were even fortunate enough to meet "Red" one of the winery dogs! The property was very nice, cozy, and inviting. Come here for good wine in a quiet setting.


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