The 2016 Palmina Santa Barbara County Nebbiolo is a classic, traditional Nebbiolo in the spirit of Barolo. The wine begins with bright and vibrant aromas of pomegranate and cranberry dominating the nose along with complex aromas of red rose, cinnamon, bay leaf, and a mild sense of molasses hinting at the depth of flavor to come. Flavors of white and bing cherry blend with kirsch and mint immediately. Behind, and with a bit of air, a more earthy porcini base begins to rise. The finish is long and lingering with orange zest and fresh cranberry notes. While this Nebbiolo can be enjoyed now, its structure and acidity will allow it to age for an additional 10-15 years. Allow ample time for this wine to breathe and decant upon opening. The wine's rich, red fruit, structure, and acidity make it an ideal pairing for many different dishes from and roasted meats to grilled vegetables.
Varietal Composition: 100% Nebbiolo
Appellation: Santa Barbara County
Aging: 42 months in French oak barrels, then 12 additional months in large 3500-liter French oak bottes
Winemaker: Steve Clifton