BIEN NACIDO ESTATE Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley, Bien Nacido Vineyard 'Old Vines Reserve' 2018

Coming from vines planted in 1973 from the best areas of the Bien Nacido Estate Vineyard, this Old Vine Reserve Pinot Noir is aged for 16 months in French oak barrels, with 45% of them being new. Another OMG wine from Bien Nacido Estate. A gorgeous medium ruby color in the glass, the wine expresses beautiful aromas of dark cherry, macerated strawberry, cucumber seeds, fresh poultry spices, sweet Asian spices and a touch of toasty cedar. Framing the palate are medium tannins, medium high acidity and medium bodied wine with sinful flavors of red Bing cherry, red currant, a touch of tangerine peel, dried and fresh violet petals - all framed in an interesting note of cigar box. It is drinking perfectly right now but this will age for 15 years plus. Highly recommended. Only 53 cases produced.
96 $100 2021-2038

United States California Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley

J. Young January, 2021  

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