2013 Bien Nacido Pinot Noir
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2013 Bien Nacido Pinot Noir

Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Available
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$60.00
 
SKU: PN13BNV6PK
Wine Enthusiast
90
Vinous
91
Wine Advocate
90


Description

"From the renowned vineyard's F Block comes a wine with plump wild berries, pencil lead and juniper on a tightly woven nose. Certain to last for years and evolve steadily over that time, the palate now shows lavender, elderberry, elderflower, cranberry essence and a touch of black tea. Drink 2018-2028." ~ Wine Enthusiast 

"The 2013 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard is all about nuance and understatement. Expressive floral and savory notes meld into a core of pliant fruit, supported by beams of minerality. Crushed rose petal herb, mint and raspberry add nuance on the relaxed, laid-back finish. Most of the Fess Parker wines are quite overt; the Bien Nacido, on the other hand, requires a bit more involvement from the taster." ~ 91 points from Antonio Galloni's Vinous

This wine is quintessential Bien Nacido, big, rich and velvety on the palate with loads of forward cherry & strawberry fruit framed in with attractive spice, cola and toasty characteristics adding complexity.  This wine is eminently drinkable today but also has a great track record of aging for 6-8 years. Enjoy!

Barrel Aging
17 months in 30% new French oak
Vineyard Source
100% Bien Nacido Vineyard from Block F, located in the Santa Maria Valley. Clonal Selection: Pommard & 2A. Harvested at 24.1-25.6 Brix at 3.1 tons per acre.
Wine Specs
Alcohol %
14.5
Acid
0.586 g/100mL
pH
3.52
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Harvest Date
September 30 - October 4
Production
814 cases


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