Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.-Michael Broadbent
This July, we turn our attention to a winery in the West. California is known to produce some of the best wines in the country and it’s within this region that we find Pali Wine Company. The Sunshine State’s climate is similar to that of the Mediterranean grape-producing regions of Spain and Southern France. Grapevines need lengthy periods of sunshine to flower, fruit, and ripen. Having the necessary conditions, it’s no wonder California produces 90% of the wine in the United States.
Initially business partners in insurance, Scott Knight and Tim Perr founded the Pali Wine Company with vineyards located in Santa Rita Hills and Sonoma, premium wine producing regions in California. Following Tim’s love of wine, the pair started their company back in 1995. More than two decades later we have the privilege of enjoying, with friends, these delicious offerings. Self-taught winemaker Aaron Walker oversees the production processes at Pali. His interests in wine developed from working in restaurants and the dining experience.
Pali Wine focuses on two main categories, premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The company adheres to sustainable practices and is dedicated to never compromising quality. Most of the fruit is produced by their own vineyards. They also source fruit from smaller family-owned vineyards. What sets Pali wines apart is that the natural beauty of the fruit is celebrated and displayed in each bottle. There are no unnecessarily complex processes or forced blending techniques that tend to overshadow the natural flavors. It’s no wonder that most Pali wines receive 90 or above ratings. Here are a couple of wines you must celebrate this summer with.
90 Points! Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The 2017 Pinot Noir Riviera has a pale to medium ruby-purple color and opens with notes of dried black tea leaves, loamy soil, blackberries, and red and black cherries with notions of potpourri, cinnamon stick, and clove. Light to medium-bodied, it has a good core of earthy black fruits with firm, grainy tannins and good freshness, finishing long with black tea notes.
In our opinion, rich and luscious Pinot, is a must have for entertaining. Grab a bottle or a case at our discounted price.