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Bien Nacido Estate

Los Olivos, CA USA

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  • 2019 Bien Nacido Estate Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir
    Santa Maria Valley
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    Hand-harvested at night and fermented with native yeast and malolactic fermentation. Aged 16 months in French Oak; 50% new. This wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Classic aromas of black tea, mandarin, and fresh cherries are layered on top of sage and exotic spices. On the palate, a concentration of early suave tannins and lots of Bien Nacido spice. We expect this wine to come into its own sometime in the next five years and age beautifully through 2030 and beyond. Accolades: 96 pts - Jeb Dunnuck 96 pts. - Int'l Wine Report 95 pts. - The Tasting Panel 93 pts. - Wine Enthusiast 91 pts. - Vinous
    Suggested Retail Price: $60.00
  • 2015 Bien Nacido Estate Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir
    Santa Maria Valley
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    Hand-harvested at night and fermented with native yeast and malolactic fermentations. Then aged for 16 months in French oak; 33% new. This wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Here the classic spicy black tea, iron oxide, and dark fruit aromas jump out of the glass with cardamom and pepper. The palate is very concentrated, with firm tannins that balance out the richness very nicely. Accolades: 94+ pts - Wine Advocate 93 pts - Vinous
    Suggested Retail Price: $60

Description

In 1969, the Millers, a fifth-generation California farming family, purchased Bien Nacido. They also purchased an adjacent parcel that had been part of the original land grant, and reunited the two as Rancho Tepusquet, now comprising over two thousand acres. The original adobe remains as one of the few privately maintained adobes in California. In the early 1970s, it became clear to the Millers that the soils and climate were ideal for growing grapes, and they moved quickly to realize the full potential of the property. Premium varieties such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay were planted in this Region 1 cool-climate growing region boasting one of the longest growing seasons in the state.

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