Palmina nebbiolo

Nebbiolo, Honea Vineyard 2008

Palmina

This is a cerebral bottling - meaning you could sit with it for hours and "geek out". The nose is all about savory yet feminine nuances - herbs de provence, cinnamon stick and dried rose petals. The palate is tightly wound with dark cherry, anise and dried herbs that constantly evolve with each sip. Paired with our Lamb Stew, the wine continues to unfold with personality and texture.

Country:
USA
Region:
Santa Barbara County
Appellation/ava:
Santa Ynez Valley AVA
Vineyard designation:
Honea Vineyard
Vintage:
2008
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
Nebbiolo
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
94

Geek Out

Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
164

Reviews

  • "94 points. Rich with iron and carpaccio notes on the nose, this single vineyard expression also shows dried rose petals, leather, red cherry, turned loam, dense black sand and exotic red spice. Sour cherry and cranberry stewed in spice mixes with tangy-yet-savory li hing mui spice on the palate, which offers meaty notes as well. The flavors grow stronger and richer the longer the wine is open." (Wine Enthusiast)
  • "93 points. Deep red. Powerful, deeply pitched aromas of cherry, dark berries, vanilla and incense, with an intense mineral quality adding lift and focus. Powerful, firmly structured bitter cherry and licorice flavors are given an exotic quality by floral pastille and Indian spice nuances and pick up smoky minerality with air. Dusty tannins give grip to the strikingly persistent finish, which strongly echoes the cherry and mineral notes." (vinous)

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