2016 Bien Nacido Pinot Noir Image

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Fess Parker Winery

2016 Bien Nacido Pinot Noir

Appellation
Santa Maria Valley

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SKU: PN16BNV6P
Wine Spectator
91
Wine Enthusiast
95
Jeb Dunnuck
91
Vinous
91
Wine Advocate
92

Description

"A candied black-cherry aroma meets with wild thyme, dried marjoram and tea leaves on the nose of this bottling by Winemaker Blair Fox. It's light bodied on the palate, allowing elegant red-fruit and purple-flower flavors to ride the vibrant acidity into the finish." ~ Wine Enthusiast

"...reveals aromas of juicy wild berry fruit, cherries and sweet soil, framed by creamy new oak. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, with an ample core of fruit, nicely succulent acids and good length. This is a comparatively lavish interpretation of this pioneering vineyard, but it's well balanced for consumption in the next four or five years." ~ Wine Advocate 

"...an impressive expression of this vineyard. Ripe red and black fruits, forest floor, ample marine-like minerality, and floral notes all flow to a medium-bodied, ethereally textured, yet firm, closed Pinot Noir that needs another year or so to flesh out. It has plenty of fine tannin as well as good overall balance and should evolve gracefully." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

"...beautifully perfumed and delicate. Red and purplish berry fruit, spice, mint and new French oak take on delicate shades of expression..." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

"Lots of dried strawberry and red currant flavors show in this richly spiced style. Minerally midpalate, with a savory snap on the rich finish. Drink now through 2022." ~ Wine Spectator

Tasting Notes
COLOR: ruby garnet AROMAS: black cherry, rose petal, red pepper, baking spices / cinnamon, vanilla, forest floor, earth, red currant FLAVORS: black cherry, cranberry, dusty tannin, earthy, vanilla, clove, nutmeg
Barrel Aging
Aged 16 months in 100% French oak, of which 25% is new
Cooperage
Gillet, Meyrieux, Mercurey, Francois Freres, Atelier Centre
Vineyard Source
100% Bien Nacido Vineyard (Block F) located in the Santa Maria Valley.

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol %
14.1
Acid
0.543 g/100mL
pH
3.75
Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
Harvest Brix
23.4-24.8
Harvest Date
9/13-9/16/16
Production
659 cases