Pali, 2017 Chardonnay 'Pali Vineyard Reserve', Magnum

About The Wine

When we planted our estate vineyard in 2012, we expected it to produce amazing Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay. Even still, most years we are blown away by individual barrels that far exceed our already intense expectations, and when that happens those barrels are set aside and bottled separately as part of our ‘Reserve Series’. Our 'Pali Vineyard Reserve' Chardonnay is crafted from the best barrels and the best blocks on our vineyard, including only the most intense and concentrated wines, blended together prior to bottling. It most elegantly expresses the nuanced flavors of the Chardonnay grape and the land they come from–a gentle, southeast facing slope comprising mostly sandy soil. All grapes are hand harvested and hand sorted before fermented in small lots and barrel-aged in 100% new French oak barrels for 600 days.

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

Preserved lemon, lemon-peel, light hazelnut and macadamia nut aromas show on the nose of this reserve bottling. Similar flavors show on the palate, where the texture is smooth rather than grippy.

Accolades

90 Points, Wine Enthusiast

Pali, 2017 Chardonnay 'Pali Vineyard Reserve', Magnum

$160.00
Club: $128.00
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About The Wine

When we planted our estate vineyard in 2012, we expected it to produce amazing Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay. Even still, most years we are blown away by individual barrels that far exceed our already intense expectations, and when that happens those barrels are set aside and bottled separately as part of our ‘Reserve Series’. Our 'Pali Vineyard Reserve' Chardonnay is crafted from the best barrels and the best blocks on our vineyard, including only the most intense and concentrated wines, blended together prior to bottling. It most elegantly expresses the nuanced flavors of the Chardonnay grape and the land they come from–a gentle, southeast facing slope comprising mostly sandy soil. All grapes are hand harvested and hand sorted before fermented in small lots and barrel-aged in 100% new French oak barrels for 600 days.

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

Preserved lemon, lemon-peel, light hazelnut and macadamia nut aromas show on the nose of this reserve bottling. Similar flavors show on the palate, where the texture is smooth rather than grippy.

Accolades

90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
$160.00
Club: $128.00
Join our club and save on our wine. Learn More

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