Pali, 2017 Pinot Noir 'Pali Vineyard Reserve'
This Pinot Noir is produced from our estate vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, located along the Hwy 246 corridor in the Gypsy Canyon neighborhood. Planted in 2012, this 50 acre vineyard sits on a gentle, south-east facing slope comprised of mostly sandy soil. This Pinot Noir is a blend of clones 23, 2A, 777, 828 and Pommard and is fermented and aged separately in small lots. For this reserve bottling, we selected the 6 most intensely flavored barrels, aged in 100% new French oak.
Dark reddish-purple in the glass with aromas of cola, clove, nutmeg, cedar and black plum. Rich and deep flavors of black plum and black raspberry meet with white pepper, dark chocolate and umami, balanced by strong acidity on the palate.