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Palmina 2012 'Subida' Tocai Friulano, Santa Ynez Valley, California

Available:  Only 10 left in stock $29.99
Size: 750.00ml
Happily, Tocai Friulano can stand on its reputation as a luscious wine, rather than depending on its name. In its home country of Italy, it must now be called Friulano due to an EU directive issued in 2008 (so as not to confuse this crisp white wine with the dessert wines of Tokaji). Yet, here in the United States, Friulano is not an approved winegrape name, and so it must still be called Tocai Friulano. Let’s just simply call it delicious. This grapes hail from the Honea Vineyard, which was planted in 2003 specifically for Palmina. The maritime influence from the nearby Pacific Ocean and the gravelly, alluvial soils provide a near perfect environment for producing Tocai Friulano grapes of distinction, much like the terroir from their native Friuli in northwestern Italy. Brilliant, pale gold reminiscent of morning dawn first invites to the glass. A swirl brings a subtle perfume of wildflowers and pears, with interlacing tropical fruits like guava. A round and rich texture of this 2012 vintage brings an oxidative note found is mature wines. Fleshy melon, key lime, nectarine and passionfruit notes grace the palate. The wine lingers in the mouth with a zesty hint of hazelnut rind and Bosc pear.

Varietal: Tocai Friulano

Vintage: 2012

Wine Type: White