2015 Bien Nacido Estate 'LXXIII' Pinot Noir Santa Maria

$99.95
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Bien Nacido Vineyard is a jewel of Santa Barbara County, responsible for producing great wines over the last 40 years. By now you may be familiar with this cool climate vineyard through memorable bottlings from Ojai, Lato, Domaine de la Cote and more. Old vines abound here in Santa Maria going back to 1973 for the first plantings at this benchmark Estate.

Taste the oldest Pinot Noir vines in Santa Barbara County and get the rare experience of trying its best fruit, hands down! Vinous’ Galloni gushes about the wine’s “captivating inner perfume and striking balance” that’s “gorgeous and super-expressive” displaying rich cassis and cherry fruit and a perfumed floral, spicy nose. Only 127 cases produced, so grab a case now as it will be snapped up quickly!

Varietal:
Pinot Noir
Winemaker:
Trey Fletcher
Vintage:
2015
Aging:
18 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 33% New
Appellation:
Santa Maria
Vineyard:
Bien Nacido
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol %:
14.0%
SKU #:
1WBNA15PN3LXXIII
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The 2015 Pinot Noir LXXIII Bien Nacido Vineyard is a flat out stunner. A wine with captivating inner perfume and striking balance, the LXXIII shows just how alluring this vintage is. Succulent red cherry, blue/purplish berry fruit, lavender and rose petal are all expansive in this gorgeous, super-expressive Pinot. The 25% whole clusters add aromatic dimension without overpowering or dominating the wine in any way