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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. Read More

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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. Read More

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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. Read More


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Staying True to the Passion of Small Lot Wine Making.

Carol A. Wilcox, Wine Country Magazine January 2013

Palumbo Family Vineyards is not on the main drag; you have to pay attention to the signs to find it. Travelling from South Coast Vineyards northeast on Rancho California Road, bear right onto Monte de Oro Road and then right onto Barksdale Circle. A wooden sign and a large wine barrel point to the road leading up a hill to Palumbo Family Vineyards.

You feel like you’ve reached a summit once you arrive at the parking lot. The view of the vineyards and Temecula Valley are spectacular. It’s quiet up here with a gentle breeze. Our first impression was a welcoming one; a large paved walkway lined with lavender, sea grass and rose bushes leads visitors to the tasting room. Housed in a converted barn with a stone façade and wide wooden double doors, the tasting room has a rustic sophistication with more of those spectacular views of the vineyard and Temecula Valley. READ ENTIRE ARTICLE

Palumbo Estate Cabernet Franc selected
December Wine of the Month

Southwest Wine Guide - Dec. 2012

On a recent trip to Temecula Valley Wine Country,we met winemaker/owner Nicholas Palumbo. This is a man who stays true to his passion for creating quality wines. That passion showed in the wines we tasted during our visit. One of our favorites was the Cabernet Franc from Catfish Vineyard.

Catfish Vineyard was the original vineyard that came with the property. The mature vines createsome of the most classic Bordeaux-style wines we have ever tasted in Temecula Valley. Webrought a bottle home withus to enjoy witha Saturday evening dinner. more

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Winemaker Nick Palumbo to Speak at TEDx Temecula

Business Scene Magazine - Sept. 2012Business Scene Magazine

Sometimes you have to interrupt the flow to effect positive change. TEDxTemecula is being created to do just that: generate dialog that alters the course of our community, for the better.

 That’s not to say there’s anything wrong with where we’re headed, but haven’t you ever had a thought like, “Wouldn’t it be great if…?”

 Questions of this kind are at the core of TED and TEDx events. TED is an organization dedicated to the power of Ideas Worth Spreading and since 2006 has made TED Talks available for all to see on the internet.

 TEDx events are independently organized local events, licensed by TED to individuals and groups with the desire to create a live, TED-style experience for their community.

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