Palmina Larner Vineyard Malvasia Bianca 2010, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara

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California, Usa

$27.85 (289157)

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September 29, 2012

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Wonderfully fresh, fragrant, floral (and rare) example of malvasia here from Steve Clifton, full of ripe, honeyed...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Malvasia is widely planted in Italy - much less so in California. But given this ripe, exotic and intriguing wine...

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Community Reviews (4)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Medium straw in colour with an intense floral nose.

Can’t miss wine that one must try. So easy to drink that one can drink 2 bottles in one sitting and not realize it.

Positives: A perfect summer sipper featuring Ylang Ylang, lychee, peach, anise, lemon, orange, pink grapefruit and fennel on the finish. Medium body with good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: None.

Interesting Notes: A cross between Viognier, Muscat and Gewürztraminer. Malvasia is predominantly grown in Italy, but this rare find in California is a gem.

Drink now on or over the next 2 years on its own or pair it with Cayman style Wahoo Ceviche.

Tasted: 11 May 13

Top Pick

Score: 9+/10, Value: 8.5/10 (Clearance price 9/10) Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+

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Lots of lychee, white peach, tangerine, white flowers and other sweet orchard fruit.

An obviously well made wine, and the overwhelming fruit is moderated on the palate, with a smooth finish.

Tasted October 2013.

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Jason Chenier
Jason Chenier

Lychees and floral flavors on the palate. A light enjoyable wine for sipping on a warm summer evening. Tasted September 2013.

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Evelyn Gilbert
Evelyn Gilbert

Lychee was dominant on the nose. Very well made and subtle on the palate. Tasted October 2013.

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