2018 Bien Nacido Pinot Noir
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2018 Bien Nacido Pinot Noir

Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
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Wine Enthusiast
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Jeb Dunnuck
92
Vinous
93

Description

"...understated and classy to the core. Freshly cut roses, red berry fruit, mint, vanilla and citrus all grace this beautiful, delineated, vibrant mid-weight Pinot. The Bien Nacido is built more on aromatics and persistence than anything else, and is naturally less overt than the Sta. Rita Hills Pinots." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous 

"Spicy aromas of star anise, incense and dark, ripe strawberry show on the nose of this bottling from a historic vineyard. It’s voluptuous on the palate, loaded with creamy cherry and strawberry flavors, as mace spice, a biting acidity and taut texture carry it toward the finish." ~ Wine Enthusiast

"...just about jumps from the glass with its intense nose of spiced cherries, mulberries, salted chocolate, and roasted herb-like aromas and flavors. Playing in the medium to full-bodied end of the spectrum, it has good acidity, ripe tannins, and the balance to keep for 5-7 years." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

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 17 months in 100% French oak, of which 33% is new
Cooperage
Mercurey, Francois Freres
Vineyard Source
100% Bien Nacido Vineyard (Block T) located in the Santa Maria Valley

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Pinot Noir (Pommard Clone)
Alcohol %
14.2
Acid
0.542 g/100mL
pH
3.66
Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
Harvest Brix
23.4
Harvest Date
9/27/18
Production
331 cases
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