Pali Wine Co. Pinot Noir
"Alphabets" is crafted from 100% Pinot Noir grapes sourced from the notable Ardiri Vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains AVA of the Willamette Valley. This wine is carefully blended to express the unique flavors associated with the Willamette Valley appellation. "Alphabets" is fermented in small lots and barrel-aged for 8 months in 30% new French oak. Bottled May 2017.
Brilliant crimson red color. The nose presents bright and aromatic; dried flowers along with dark cherries, blackberry, Indian spice, coffee beans, sage, cinnamon, and sweet toasty oak. The palate opens with dark red fruits, raspberries, clove, and black pepper and progresses in the mid-palate with an earthy background accented by mushroom, black licorice, and dried herbs. Finishes fresh with acidity, herbal notes, and a full mouthfeel.
"Huntington" is crafted from premium Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir grapes, sourced from notable vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley and Sta. Rita Hills AVAs. These vineyards include Rio Vista, Huber, Rancho La Vina, Riverbench, and our own estate Pali Vineyard. This wine is carefully blended to express the unique flavors associated with Santa Barbara Pinot Noir. Pali's "Huntington" is fermented in small lots, barrel-aged in 20% new French oak for 10 months, and bottled in Summer 2017.
The nose offers up sweet red fruits such as fresh raspberries, cherries and baked plums, all mingling with notes of cola, cinnamon, black pepper, and toasted oak. On the palate, black cherries and baking spices swirl with mushrooms and clove. Rich and coating mouthfeel with round tannins and fresh acidity on the finish.
"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.
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
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.
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.