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Palmina Pinot Grigio Santa Barbara 2012

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Palmina is a tiny production label from Brewer Clifton s Steve Clifton focused on producing italian varietal wines in California Very Limited Wonderful complexity richness depth and finesse is built around ripe vibrant pear nectarine tangerine

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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

Editorial Reviews for Palmina Pinot Grigio Santa Barbara

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,386
4.00 5
08/13/2013

Tart apple fruit and some leesy, smoky character on the nose along with some powdery minerality. Bright and tart on entry with a fine blend of lemon, pear and green apple fruit that really carries powerfully through the long acid driven finish. This has some attractive richness on the mid-palate but never loses its vibrancy and cut. Finishes with a light herbal nuance adding detail. long pear skin note on the finish. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,386
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 09/16/2009

This is cool and crisp smelling with hints of nut meat and rocks over bright yellow apple fruit. Very taut and nervous in the mouth with a lean, focused feel and wonderful balance. Beautiful and fresh citrus tinged pear fruit flows over the mid-palate yielding to a lingering mineral tinged finish. 90pts


Member Reviews for Palmina Pinot Grigio Santa Barbara

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,386
4.50 5
08/13/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 09/27/2009

Soft and rounded nose. In the mouth the wine is relatively crisp and offers luscious fruits although slightly green.


Snooth User: bridgetwheat
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 03/09/2009

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: amy s
81672735
0.00 5
Vintage: 2005 06/03/2011

Today show rose summer pick


External Reviews for Palmina Pinot Grigio Santa Barbara

External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
05/08/2011

Palmina 10 Pinot Grigio


External Review
Vintage: 2010 04/11/2011

As a celebration to the Italian way of life, this easy drinking ripe Pinot Grigio is crisp, clean, fruity and delicious. It’s perfect for sipping on a hot day and sharing with friends.


External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
Vintage: 2009 10/25/2010

Palmina 09 Pinot Grigio


External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/23/2011

"The 2009 Pinot Grigio


External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
Vintage: 2009 06/09/2010

The pale straw-like color, along with the brilliant clarity of the wine makes it seem like Pinot Grigio is dancing in your glass. A swirl unleashes a delicate bouquet of white clove and lime blossom and a granite-like minerality. At first taste, the Palmina style is evident - there is a silky yet tart texture that skips across the palate with both body and a lightness of being. Citrusy notes of lemon-lime are joined with notes of Gala apples and Bosc pears. A hint of quince, and then a remembrance of a well-made marmalade round out the flavor profile on the clean, refreshing finish.


External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
Vintage: 2007 10/16/2008

The 2007 Pinot Grigio, Santa Barbara County is a beautifully balanced wine that showcases not only this versatile grape, but also the near perfect growing conditions of Santa Barbara County. A blend of grapes from the Alisos vineyard in the Los Alamos Valley and the Honea Vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley, the wine almost glows in the glass with a beautiful clarity and pale flaxen hue. Notes of acacia and honeysuckle mingle with Asian pear and citrus blossom on the nose. A first sip reveals a fascinating texture of both vibrant acidity and creaminess, enveloped by impressions of Fuji apple, clementines, lemon curd and hints of tropical fruit in the kiwi, key lime range. A snap of lemongrass and stony minerality are present on the long and satisfying finish. With just 12.7% alcohol, this amiable and pleasing wine can be enjoyed as an aperitif as well as a complement to a meal.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 03/23/2009

Steve Clifton, winemaker & owner, made his first Palmina wines in the basement of his home in '95. He and his wife now run the winery and share a passion for everything Italian. This passion is expressed in these soulful wines.



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