Pali, 2017 Pinot Noir 'Rancho La Viña Vineyard'

About The Wine

Rancho La Viña Vineyard boasts a plenitude of life. They are famous at the local farmers market for their organically grown heirloom tomatoes, squash and green beans, which are grown below a century old certified organic Walnut orchard. Crowning this beautiful ranch is a relatively small vineyard exclusively planted to Pinot Noir. The ranch’s history predates California; It was initially granted to the Cota family in the 19th century for their achievements and service in the Spanish Army. When California ceded to the United States, Mexican and Spanish Land Grants were honored and it wasn’t until 1872 that the Cota family sold the ranch. Joseph W. Cooper purchased the ranch, but after a majority of his offspring chose to sell their subdivided parcels of the property in 1911, only a small amount of the land remained – Rancho La Viña Vineyard. Joseph W. Cooper’s descendants still own and operate the ranch. Our history with the land began in 2008 when we harvested our first Pinot Noir crop with Rancho La Viña Vineyard. The resulting wine tends to be the most fruit forward of our Pinot Noirs, which may have something to do with the fertile soils that are fed by a naturally running spring and our clone selection; on Rancho La Viña Vineyard, clones 115 and 777 tend to produce darker, brooding berry fruit flavors. All grapes are hand harvested and hand sorted before fermented in small lots and barrel-aged in 50% new French oak barrels and 50% neutral French oak barrels for 540 days before they are bottled. All of our vineyard designated wines express the nuanced characteristics discovered on remarkably unique and excellent vineyards.

The AVA

With a total area of 30,720 acres, the Sta. Rita Hills AVA is home to over 59 vineyards, totaling 2,700 hundred acres planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and 18 other cool climate wine grape varieties. The combination of a purely East/West maritime throat, poor marine-based soils, elevated calcium in the soil and the Pacific’s cooling influence through fog, wind and moderating summer heat combine to form one of the world’s best cool-climate viticulture areas for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Winemaker Notes

Dark black-plum, mossy earth, toasted wood and dried porcini aromas show on the nose of this single-vineyard expression. Violet and nutmeg flavors decorate the palate, where a strong black-plum-sauce element is most prominent.

Accolades

91 Points, Wine Enthusiast

Pali, 2017 Pinot Noir 'Rancho La Viña Vineyard'

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About The Wine

Rancho La Viña Vineyard boasts a plenitude of life. They are famous at the local farmers market for their organically grown heirloom tomatoes, squash and green beans, which are grown below a century old certified organic Walnut orchard. Crowning this beautiful ranch is a relatively small vineyard exclusively planted to Pinot Noir. The ranch’s history predates California; It was initially granted to the Cota family in the 19th century for their achievements and service in the Spanish Army. When California ceded to the United States, Mexican and Spanish Land Grants were honored and it wasn’t until 1872 that the Cota family sold the ranch. Joseph W. Cooper purchased the ranch, but after a majority of his offspring chose to sell their subdivided parcels of the property in 1911, only a small amount of the land remained – Rancho La Viña Vineyard. Joseph W. Cooper’s descendants still own and operate the ranch. Our history with the land began in 2008 when we harvested our first Pinot Noir crop with Rancho La Viña Vineyard. The resulting wine tends to be the most fruit forward of our Pinot Noirs, which may have something to do with the fertile soils that are fed by a naturally running spring and our clone selection; on Rancho La Viña Vineyard, clones 115 and 777 tend to produce darker, brooding berry fruit flavors. All grapes are hand harvested and hand sorted before fermented in small lots and barrel-aged in 50% new French oak barrels and 50% neutral French oak barrels for 540 days before they are bottled. All of our vineyard designated wines express the nuanced characteristics discovered on remarkably unique and excellent vineyards.

The AVA

With a total area of 30,720 acres, the Sta. Rita Hills AVA is home to over 59 vineyards, totaling 2,700 hundred acres planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and 18 other cool climate wine grape varieties. The combination of a purely East/West maritime throat, poor marine-based soils, elevated calcium in the soil and the Pacific’s cooling influence through fog, wind and moderating summer heat combine to form one of the world’s best cool-climate viticulture areas for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Winemaker Notes

Dark black-plum, mossy earth, toasted wood and dried porcini aromas show on the nose of this single-vineyard expression. Violet and nutmeg flavors decorate the palate, where a strong black-plum-sauce element is most prominent.

Accolades

91 Points, Wine Enthusiast
$79.00
Club: $63.20
Join our club and save on our wine. Learn More

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