Pali Wine Co. Pinot Noir
Due to high temperatures during the Summer months, all orders will be shipped using cold pack shippers to ensure that wines are not damaged while in transit. These shippers require a minimum of 4 bottles per shipment and we will only be able to ship orders that meet this requirement. Any orders less than 4 bottles will be held until they are safe to ship.
"Bluffs" is crafted from premium Pinot Noir grapes sourced from several notable vineyards in the Russian River Valley AVA and carefully blended to express the unique flavors associated with this appellation. Pali's "Bluffs" is fermented in small lots, barrel-aged for 8 months and bottled in Spring 2017.
"Riviera" is crafted from Pinot Noir grapes sourced from two vineyards in the Sonoma Coast AVA: Pali's vineyard in the south-eastern corner of the AVA, and a small, family-owned vineyard in the Russian River Valley AVA (a sub-AVA within Sonoma Coast). This wine is fermented in small lots, punched-down up to three times daily during fermentation, then barrel-aged in 30% new French oak for eight months. Bottled in Summer 2017.
Candied nose of sweet cherries, dark chocolate, cinnamon, ripe strawberries, maple syrup, boysenberries, toasted oak, dried thyme. Palate offers up bright red fruits, cherries and raspberries up front with earthy tones of wild mushrooms and black truffles. The mid palate swells with rich acid and flavors of baking spices (clove, mace, cardamom). Long, elegant finish with black licorice, more red fruit and hints of black tea. Ruby Red, Garnet in color, bright clarity – medium bodied.
Candied black cherry, exotic, Asian spice, fresh plum, cherry pit, glycerin, dense concentration, black plum skin, orange blossom, forest floor, black peppercorn, cinnamon underpinnings. Inviting fresh bing cherry with silky texture, elegant aromatics, engaging and balanced.
Black plum flesh, earth, blackberry, black cherry, anise, black currant, green olive. Sweet intense brooding black fruit, sea salt, round tannins, long finish, rich texture framed with light matchstick toast. Reminiscent of Nuit St George.
“A beautifully complete and layered effort is the 2014 Pinot Noir Rancho la Vina, which like the Radian Vineyard release comes from the 777 and Pommard clones and was aged in 50% new oak. Giving up lots of kirsch, dried herbs, earth and spice, this medium-bodied, seamless and elegant 2014 has outstanding purity of fruit and is a joy to drink. It should keep nicely through 2022.”
- Jeb Dunnuck, eRobertParker.com
Deep garnet in color. The nose is fruit forward with secondary hints of burnt caramel, coffee, and pink peppercorn. On the palate, raspberry preserves, black licorice, and bay leaf, supported by minerality and tannins throughout. The finish is dry with bright acid.
Dark garnet in color, this wine showcases bright red fruits on the nose with hints of thyme, tea, and caramel. The tea flavors carry through to the palate along with notes of earth and iron that come together into a long, spicy finish.
“From a top tier vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills, the 2014 Pinot Noir Radian Vineyard comes from two clones, the Pommard and 777. It was destemmed and spent 18 months in 50% new French oak. This fresh, lively, medium-bodied beauty gives up slightly lifted notes of red currants, red plums, violets and incense on the nose. It’s a little rough around the edges on the palate, but has plenty of charm and should drink nicely for 3-4 years.”
- Jeb Dunnuck, eRobertParker.com
Deep maroon in color. Hints of cherry cola, dusty earth, blueberry, tar and perfume on the nose. It’s structured on the palate and fruit forward with red fruits and blackberries and hints of bramble. Juicy acidity on the palate from start to finish.