Bien Nacido Pinot Noir

Hand harvested at night and fermented with native yeast and malolactic fermentations. Aged 16 months in French oak; 30% new. This wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Classic Bien Nacido Pinot Noir aromas of cardamom, clove buds, dried brush and black cherry mingle with young wine
characters like bubblegum and red licorice. Concentrated on the palate with suave tannins, balanced acidity and a clean long finish. Open this immediately and know the sweetness of the fruit will stay around for decades.

Vineyard Sites

Estate: Bien Nacido Vineyard
Appellation: Santa Maria Valley
County: Santa Barbara County
Vyd Area: 600-900 Ft. Elevation, 16 Miles From The Pacific Ocean.

Varietal

Pommard, Mt. Eden, Swan, Calera, 114, 115, 667, 777 & 828

Vine Age

Planted in 1973, 1996, 2006

Yield

2.4 Tons Per Acre

Alcohol

13%

Cases

570

Points

98 Points - Tasting Panel Magazine
95 Points - Jeb Dunnuck

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98 Points - Tasting Panel Magazine
95 Points - Jeb Dunnuck

Soils

Elder, and Chamise shaly loams with Pleasanton sandy loam. The vineyard has a great diversity of soil containing loam, shales, uplifted marine volcanics, and limestone.