Palmina Nebbiolo Santa Ynez Valley Stolpman Vineyard 2007
92 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): Light, bright red. Vibrant, expressive nose evokes wild red berries, cherry, fresh flowers and Asian spices. Silky and bright in the mouth, with zesty acidity lifting the redcurrant, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors. Shows impressive balance and sweetness and finishes with fine-grained tannins and building sweetness. (Nov/Dec 2012) Less than 150 cases produced.
Editorial Reviews for Palmina Nebbiolo Santa Ynez Valley Stolpman Vineyard
Old wood greets the nose along with lots of bay leaf infused wild cherry, rose petal and alum scented Nebbiolo fruit that gains a carob and medicinal herb note. This is chalky and just a bit spicy on the nose with an enticing edginess. Powerful and bright on entry with tense transparent fruit, the mid-palate reveals this to be a bit of a fruity style of Nebbiolo but one that is firmly and impressively structured with deep earth tinged wild raspberry and wild cherry flavors that gain some complexity in the mouth from a subtle hint of vanilla and dried herb notes that turn towards fennel on the long, bright clear finish. Powerful, deep and just showing a hint of herb on the long finish. 92pts