Pali Wine Co. Pinot Noir Summit 2011

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Pali Wine Co. Pinot Noir Summit Sta Rita Hills 2011

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Winery: Pali Wine Co.
Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Editorial Reviews for Pali Wine Co. Pinot Noir Summit

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,327
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 11/19/2012

A bit inky on the nose with some earthy, oaky base notes and smoky herbs under hard mineral and black fruit aromas. This is intense. It's soft, creamy and a bit heavy in the mouth with a base of oak drenched in slightly tarry, raisin, black cherry and dried blackberry fruit. There's a nice brambly array of inner mouth perfumes here on the mid-palate along with late arriving strawberry preserves and herb flavors that bring a hint of heat as well. This is smooth and powerful but doesn't really have much of a finish other than a bit of alcoholic burn, with hints of clove and allspice. 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,327
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 07/06/2011

Nice spice on the nose with a real fresh aroma that features high-toned floral and spice notes over sweet red fruits. In the mouth this is richly fruited though very medium-boded with lovely acid fruit interplay and fresh, juicy flavors of cherry and watermelon. There are some fine-grained tannins here adding a bit of density and a lurking set of fresh herb and vanilla oak notes playing back-up. The finish is a touch extracted, and while a bit simple, this is absolutely delicious. 91pts



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