Pali, 2017 Pinot Noir 'Radian Vineyard'
Our single-vineyard Pinot Noirs feature a highly selective and worthy collection of vineyard-designated wines, bottled individually to showcase the nuanced characteristics of Pinot Noir. Pali's 'Radian Vineyard' Pinot Noir is complex, elegant, and age-worthy This vineyard is the western most vineyard along Santa Rosa Road in Sta Rita Hills. The vineyard’s distinctive topography consists of dramatic changes in altitude and soils laden with gravel, diatomaceous earth and fossils of ancient sea creatures. All grapes are hand harvested and hand sorted before fermented in small lots and aged in 50% new French oak barrels and 50% neutral French oak barrels for 540 days before bottled.
Roasted cherry and boysenberry aromas meet with an earthy iodine and rust touch on the nose. The palate combines dried thyme and oregano against grilled black-plum flavors, and there's a lingering hint of tobacco toward the finish.