Bien Nacido Syrah

Hand harvested at night, and fermented with native yeast and malolactic fermentations. Aged 16 months in French oak; 25% new. This wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

“Pink peppercorns and violet flowers sprinkled over summer rain moistened soils.” It is almost poetic what this wine can say. A true Midsummer Night’s Dream, the liveliness of the fruit is faultless. Crunchy blueberry, lingonberry and spicy black currants. You can expect olive brine and roasted meats to evolve with 5-8 years in bottle, but the youth and vigor of this Syrah will stick around for a while.

Vineyard Sites

Estate: Bien Nacido Vineyard
Appellation: Santa Maria Valley
County: Santa Barbara County
Vyd Area: 700 Ft. Elevation. Vines Face Directly West 16 Miles From The Pacific Ocean.

Varietal

Estrella

Vine Age

Planted in 1995

Yield

1.7 Tons Per Acre

Alcohol

13.1%

Cases

659

Points

95 Points - Tasting Panel Magazine
94 Points - Vinous
92+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck

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95 Points - Tasting Panel Magazine
94 Points - Vinous
92+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck

Soils

Los Osos clay loam and Franciscan shale over marine volcanics