2016 Pali Estate Pinot Noir Clone 2A
94 Pts. Wine Enthusiast
This is the inaugural wine crafted for our newly launched "Clonal Series" program, designed to showcase an individual Pinot Noir clone. Each year, we will select one of seven Pinot Noir clones from a single block on our 50-acre Estate vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation in Santa Barbara County. This year's focus is Clone 2A from Block 5 on the west side of our vineyard, which is a warmer area protected from the prevailing westerly winds. Harvested in the 2016 season, this wine was barrel-fermented and aged for 18 months in neutral French oak barrels. Only four barrels of this wine were produced.