Pali, 2019 Pinot Noir 'Pali Vineyard Reserve'
Throughout the harvest season, we pick each block planted to Pinot Noir separately depending on its ripeness. In the winery, we continue to ferment each block in individual small lots and eventually age the wines separately in barrels. Naturally, certain barrels emerge as more concentrated, intense and profound than others. This 'Pali Vineyard Reserve' Pinot Noir is crafted from the best barrels and the best blocks on our vineyard. Only the best, intense, and most-concentrated of the barrels are selected for this estate wine–blended together prior to bottling. It most elegantly expresses the nuanced flavors of the Pinot Noir grape and the land they come from–a gentle, southeast facing slope comprising of mostly sandy soil. All grapes are hand harvested and hand sorted before fermented in small lots and aged in 100% new French oak barrels for 540 days.
Rich and dark, this is a powerful Pinot Noir showing black cherry, plum and baking spices on the nose with rich, bordering on hedonistic, flavors of dark fruits and comforting toasty notes of beautiful spice and earth on the palate.