2019 Bien Nacido Pinot Noir
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2019 Bien Nacido Pinot Noir

Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
Available
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SKU: PN19BNV6P
Wine Enthusiast
93
Jeb Dunnuck
92
Vinous
94


Description

"...a dense, brooding wine. Black cherry, lavender, spice, menthol and licorice are all explosive from the glass. This deep, potent Pinot packs a huge punch. I would give it a few years to settle down. Sadly, this is the last vintage for a while as the G block older vines were torn out." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

"Dark cherry and light herb aromas are surrounded by delicate oak spices on the nose of this bottling. Sandalwood and oak are prominent on the sip, where a pure expression of dark-red fruit rises in the midpalate before waves of wild thyme, oregano and dark spices push into the bold finish." ~ Wine Enthusiast

"Classic iodine-laced red and black fruits, black tea, orange blossom, and subtle oak all emerge from the 2019 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard, which is medium-bodied and has a nicely textured, sweetly fruited mouthfeel and solid balance. This classic Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir will shine for 4-5 years at a minimum." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

This wine is a quintessential example of the high pedigree of fruit from the fabled Bien Nacido vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley.

Big, rich and velvety on the palate with loads of forward cherry & strawberry fruit framed in with complex spice, cola and toast characteristics. This wine is eminently drinkable today but also has a great track record of aging for 8-10 years. Cheers! 

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 29% is new
Cooperage
Mercurey, Meyrieux
Vineyard Source
100% Bien Nacido Vineyard (Block G2) located in the Santa Maria Valley
Wine Specs
Composition
100% Pinot Noir (Pommard Clone)
Alcohol %
14.5
Acid
0.611 g/100mL
pH
3.51
Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
Harvest Brix
24.6
Harvest Date
9/18/19
Production
171 cases


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