"A light straw color with burnished highlights of gold foretells of 2011 Arneis’ vibrant character. An alluring flora...Read more...
Fermented in SS and neutral oak then blended Floral, mineral and spicy on the nose with balsamic notes that are a bit peppery and dominating, out ... Read more
The nose is a bit feisty; it's a roasted, vaguely candied smell, the exhaust from a roasted nut vendor on a winter's night. Thick and toasty and st... Read more
Deep burnt apple pie and spice nose with a vegetal character. Smooth mouthfeel, yet thick, honeyed tones, flowers (maybe honeysuckle on the finish)... Read more
Editorial Reviews for Palmina Arneis Santa Ynez Valley
Fermented in SS and neutral oak then blended Floral, mineral and spicy on the nose with balsamic notes that are a bit peppery and dominating, out of place even though this does smell rather seaside-like. Bright, fresh and precision on entry then turning a bit rounder on the mid-palate with modest mineral tinged apple and white fruit flavors that have an attractive perfume in the mouth but are only moderately intense, with a short, low scaled finish that shows some astringency. 86pts
The nose is a bit feisty; it's a roasted, vaguely candied smell, the exhaust from a roasted nut vendor on a winter's night. Thick and toasty and strange in the mouth: dried flowers, almonds, shriveled apricots. I feel like I shouldn't love you, but I do.
Deep burnt apple pie and spice nose with a vegetal character. Smooth mouthfeel, yet thick, honeyed tones, flowers (maybe honeysuckle on the finish), and toast flavors throughout.
Very bright captivating fruit aromas, a bit yeasty with a dusting of poultry spices, with ripe peach, pineapple, mango, apricot. The mouth is fairly acidic and compliments the fruit very well. Solid length. Ok I read some other reviews and then definitely got Nuts4Nuts. What a website!
Lean but expressive nose. Complex light and slightly petroleum vibe - it's putting out a lot of flavors. Acidic potpourri with nuts, flowers, and a nice bready finish.
almondlicious. I can see this with some creamy pasta or richly sauced seafood - although full-bodied, there is plenty of acidity to cut through and keep your palate from flabbing out. one of the better italo-american bottlings I've had.
87 points. Spiced apple and white peach make an immediate appearance on the nose, with anise seeds, sea stone minerals, and a touch of blue slate. There are hints of white floral nectar, butter, and baked apple skin lingering on the edges. Delicate and white flower and peach toned initially, the palate quickly gives way to a soft creaminess at the core with notes of spiced butter and red apple skin. Hints of cinnamon, pumice, and fruit cocktail syrup mingle with a firm minerality on the mid palate and into the finish. This wine has a good balance between a creamy quality and crisp mineral and fresh fruit tones, with only the very faintest hint of sweetness just on the edges. A pretty impressive effort and worth trying. Source: What's Worth Drinking: http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/09/07/post-64-central-coast-adventures-pt-3-temecula-tuesday-16-new-world-arneis/
External Reviews for Palmina Arneis Santa Ynez Valley
"Light golden in color with bright highlights first hint of the interconnected contrasts of this complex wine. This slightly spicy
White wine grapes tend to be easier to grow and more hardy than their red colleagues in the vineyard. Although sometimes thin skinned and delicate, white grape varietals are rarely thought of as finicky, difficult or temperamental. Not so with Arneis, which has such a reputation in its native Roero hills region of Italy's southern Piemonte, that its varietal name locally translates to "stubborn" or "little rascal" for its demanding viticultural characteristics. The "little rascal" is a wine full of personality, and as it requires as much attention in the winery as the vineyard, includes a thread of the winemaker's skill and persona in each vintage.
The 2006 Arneis is chock full of character, with an alluring floral bouquet and intriguing layers of flavor and texture. The delicate aromatics of jasmine and honeysuckle are joined by a hint of sandalwood as the spun straw colored wine is swirled. The most robust white in the Palmina lineup, Arneis then displays the care taken in the cellar to profile this most interesting grape. The perfumed nose is the result of the stainless steel aged wine. A first sip returns an elegant structure and coats the palate with a creaminess from the wine aged in the Gamba puncheons, which is then joined by lilting, prancing flavors preserved by the neutral barrels - kiwis, lemon curd, tangerines and nuances of fennel and a shadow of bitters or wild herbs. Persistent remembrances of pomelo and almond linger and loiter until the next swirl and sip. The 2006 Arneis is a delightful aperitif, but also a wine with enough body and personality to hold its own with a wide range of food. Arneis is also a white wine that will continue to evolve with a few years of cellar aging. We recommend enjoying the wine at room temperature.
"A light straw color with burnished highlights of gold foretells of 2011 Arneis’ vibrant character. An alluring floral nose of acacia and chamomile that mingle with hints of apple and sandalwood waft from the glass with a swirl. Medium bodied, Arneis envelopes the palate with just tree-picked pear flavor and texture, then refreshes with apricot and clementine and a long and lingering spice component of fennel and tea. This is a persistent wine, rich in body, layered in texture and with an exotic mélange of stone fruits, minerality and spice that finishes with a reminder of perfectly baked Madeleines.Arneis is a delightful aperitif, but also a wine with enough body and personality to hold its own with a wide range of strongly flavored food – prosciutto, pesto, grilled seafood. Arneis is also a white wine that will continue to evolve with a few years of cellar aging. Serve just chilled." -Winery
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