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2014 Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir
2014 Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir
Santa Maria Valley
VINEYARD: With a rich history that extends back to 1837 as a Spanish land grant, Bien Nacido Vineyard is one of the most prestigious sites in the Santa Maria appellation, with a well-deserved reputation for truly exceptional Pinot Noir. We have sourced fruit from this historic vineyard for more than 20 years. For this release, we are one of the fortunate few to source some of the Pommard selection, 100% from the legendary Q Block – considered the most prestigious Pinot Noir block on this famous site.
 
TASTING NOTES: The 2014 Bien Nacido offers a stunning array of wild dried mushrooms, bay leaves, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Traces of Oolong tea and white pepper work in tandem with figs, dates, and freshly grated coconut. Subtle flavors of dried strawberries and plums entice the palate while more complex secondary tones of tobacco leaf, leather, and Angostura bitters establish depth. The lively acidity and soft, integrated tannins provide a worthy backdrop to this always exceptionally complex and intriguing wine.
 
 
Bien Nacido Vineyard
DISTANCE FROM WINERY
335 miles
 
SIZE
2000 acres total: more than 700 acres planted
 
GROWERS
Miller Family, Owners
Chris Hammell, Vineyard Manager
 
VARIETALS SOURCED HERE
Pinot Noir
 
CLONE/ROOTSTOCK INFO
Pinot Noir: Pommard, planted on its own roots in 1973
 
SOILS
Elder shaly loam (EnD2)
 
SITE DESCRIPTION
Established in 1973, the Bien Nacido Vineyard sits on a sloping bench above Santa Maria River. We have sourced fruit from this historic vineyard for more than twenty years. The Pinot Noir is sourced primarily from Q block, one of the oldest blocks on the property. With a rich history, beginning in 1837 as a Spanish land grant, Bien Nacido Vineyard has now become one of the most prestigious and best known vineyards in the Santa Maria appellation – a region thatearned much of its reputation as a producer of world-class Pinot Noir.
  • North/southrow orientation
  • 6 x 6 spacing with
  • ~1400 vines/acre
  • Ave. yield ~ 3 tons/acre
 
FRUIT CHARACTER
Pinot Noir: Red fruit, spicy, clove and anise, soft tannins
 
 
 
93 Points
Wine Enthusiast
 
"Vivacious on the nose, with hibiscus flowers, pomegranate, strawberry, rose petal and cola aromas, this bottling from a historic vineyard is both juicy and delicate at the same time. Vibrant flavors of cranberry, pomegranate, hibiscus and even red melon show on the palate, enhanced by dried fennel, sage and purple flowers." — December 2016
92 Points
Prince of Pinot
 
"Moderately light cherry red color in the glass. Delicate yet pleasing aromas of cherry, raspberry, bay leaf, rose petal and wood lead to a light to medium weighted wine with flavors of red cherry, strawberry and raspberry with added notes of spice and oak. Elegant and suave, lacy and transparent, with gentle tannins, a soft texture and a juicy finish with good grip and cherry drive." — June 2016
Vineyard: Bien Nacido Vineyard
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Aging: 16 months in 40% new French oak
Alcohol: 13.3%
pH / T.A.: 3.44 / 6.6 gm/L
Production: 466 cases
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$65.00
/ 750ml
SKU: GFVPN141BN
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