Palmina 2010 Sangiovese "Undici," Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County, CA
Vinous.com rating: 92..."The 2010 Undici, 100% Sangiovese from Honea Vineyard, is drop-dead gorgeous. The late-season heat spike gives the 2010 a level of pure textural richness and depth it hasn't had before. Powerful and explosive, the 2010 announces itself with waves of exotic red fruit to match its racy, flashy personality. All the elements come together beautifully in the 2010. Steve Clifton aged the Undici in neutral barrels for two years, then moved the wine into larger 500L puncheons to finish elevage."