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Bien Nacido Vineyards Pinot Noir

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Tasting Notes

Bien Nacido is best known as a historic vineyard that has played an important role in the development of America wine by supplying ambitious winemakers with top-notch fruit since the 1970s. But Bien Nacido also makes wines under its own label. Today, they are among the finest in California.

100% Pinot Noir form different clone types ( Pommard, Mt. Eden, Swan, 114, 667, 777) planted in 1973. The PN vineyard stretches between 600 and 900 feet in elevation, approximately 16 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Great diversity of soils containing limestone, shales, uplifted marine volcanics and loam.

Bien Nacido Pinot Noir offers spicy dark aromas of cherries, pipe tobacco, cloves, and cola. Black tea and dark fruits dominate the decidedly masculine palate.

2011 vintage rated 91 points by International Wine Cellar, 90 points by Vinous (Antonio Galloni)

 

Winery

Bien Nacido Vineyards

Region

California

Varietal

100% Pinot Noir, Clones: Pommard, Mt Eden, Swan, 114, 667, 777

Location of Vineyards

Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County

Altitude

600-900 feet

Soil

Elder, and Chamise shaly loams with Pleasanton sandy loam.

Alcohol Content

13.2%

Total Production

295 cases on average