Our Cuvée Pinot Noirs from select Appellations including: Sonoma Coast, Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara County and Russian River Valley.
"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.
This wine is bright ruby red/garnet in color. The nose is filled with a variety of fresh picked red fruits including strawberries, raspberries and black cherries. This flavor is combined with a balance of white pepper, truffles, and Gouda. The palate becomes enveloped with a full-bodied mouth-feel. Flavors of black cherries are carried through, along with iron, cloves and rose petals all supported by lush tannin and a silky finish.
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.