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80 Years of Gold

(Hammonton, New Jersey) – Tomasello Winery’s Outer Coastal Plain 2010 Reserve “Palmaris” Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded a score of 92 and a Gold Medal by the prestigious Beverage Tasting Institute in Chicago, further validating it as the best wine ever produced in the 80-year history of Tomasello Winery.

Made from a Bordeaux blend of 75 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 percent Petit Verdot and 5 percent Cabernet Franc, Palmaris is a great representation of the Outer Coastal Plain, which has growing conditions comparable to the Bordeaux region of France. The Outer Coastal Plain extends from Princeton northeast to near Freehold and then South to Cape May Point.  It is characterized by sandy loam soil with a clay bottom which allows for good drainage.  It has maritime influence with its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and has degree days similar to Rutherford in Napa and produces wine of Old World style with solid fruit, bright acidity and chewy tannins.  These are wines that pair exceptionally with food.

“To have such a prestigious and well-respected organization like Beverage Tasting Institute score Palmaris so high validates our belief this Outer Coastal Plain wine is the best we have ever produced in the three generations our family has made wine at Tomasello Winery,” said Charlie Tomasello, co-owner of Tomasello Winery.

The following are tasting notes the Beverage Tasting Institute gave for Palmaris:

Tomasello 2010 Reserve, “Palmaris” Cabernet
Gold Medal

“Aromas of vanilla, honey, olive, cassis, baking spices and pepper with a
supple, tangy dry-yet-fruity medium-to full body and cocoa powder, cedar, and
youthful, chewy tannins on the finish. A very nice table wine with solid fruit,
bright acidity and Old World style.”

Palmaris, which retails for $48 per bottle, is available at the Winery, Tomasello Winery retail outlets, online at

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