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2015 Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir
2015 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 wines from the Bien Nacido vineyard consistently display a spectacular range of exotic aromas and complex flavors, and the 2015 offering has certainly followed suit. Eucalyptus, mint, and sage quickly emerge from the glass and are joined by layers of dried mushrooms, fresh tea leaves, and an array baking spices. Sweet cherry and wild strawberries entice the palate and perfectly integrate with the savory character of this special 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
 
 
 
 
Appellation: Santa Maria Valley
Vineyard: Bien Nacido Vineyard
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Aging: 16 months in 40% new French oak
Alcohol: 12.5%
pH / T.A.: 3.35 / 6.8 gm/L
Production: 555 cases
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