Palmina Arneis Santa Ynez Valley Honea Vineyard 2007

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Lilting acidity and freshness wakens the palate and envelopes the taste buds with harmonic layers of kaffir lime, wild fennel and then red Anjou pear, Fuji apple and the characteristic marzipan, almond and wild herb finish. Arneis will pair beautifully with savory dishes, seafood and hearty fare.

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Palmina Wines:
Palmina is more than a winery and enoteca. It is a philosophy and it is a passion. It is a strongly held belief that wine is an extension of the plate, a component of a meal and a means to bring people together. Formed by winemaker Steve Clifton in 1995, Palmina is named in honor of Steve’s great friend Paula, who taught him to love cooking, wine and the Italian lifestyle and who was a... Read more
Palmina is more than a winery and enoteca. It is a philosophy and it is a passion. It is a strongly held belief that wine is an extension of the plate, a component of a meal and a means to bring people together. Formed by winemaker Steve Clifton in 1995, Palmina is named in honor of Steve’s great friend Paula, who taught him to love cooking, wine and the Italian lifestyle and who was a spark in Steve’s life. After Paula succumbed to breast cancer, Steve found that her given name on her Italian birth certificate was Palmina, and the winery was thus fittingly named. Read less

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Snooth User: Carly Wray
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4.00 5
03/19/2010

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.


3.00 5
03/19/2010

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.

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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3.50 5
03/19/2010

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!


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
3.50 5
03/19/2010

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.


Snooth User: samantha gaw
356700352
3.50 5
03/19/2010

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.



Lilting acidity and freshness wakens the palate and envelopes the taste buds with harmonic layers of kaffir lime, wild fennel and then red Anjou pear, Fuji apple and the characteristic marzipan, almond and wild herb finish. Arneis will pair beautifully with savory dishes, seafood and hearty fare.

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