This Pinot Noir is produced from our Pali Estate Vineyard in Sta. Rita Hills. Planted in 2012, this 50-acre vineyard is located along the Hwy 246 corridor on Gypsy Canyon. It sits on a gentle, Southeast-facing slope comprised of mostly sandy soils. Our Estate Grown wine is a blend of clones 23, 2A, 777, 828 and Pommard and is fermented and aged separately in small lots. This wine was barrel-aged for 18 months in 50% new French oak and bottled in May 2018.
This is the very first Pinot Noir to be released from the Pali Estate Vineyard in the Sta Rita Hills. 50 acres planted in 2012 along the Hwy 246 corridor in the Sta Rita Hills, this vineyard sits in the North-West section of the AVA. 7 different clones of Pinot Noir (and 2 clones of Chardonnay) are planted on the very sandy soils of this gently-sloped, South-East facing vineyard. This wine is a combination of clones 2A, Pommard and 828, all harvested, fermented and barrel-aged separately for 16 months using 50% new French Oak.