2013 Bien Nacido Pinot Noir
"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!