2015 Bien Nacido Estate 'The Captain' Pinot Noir Santa Maria

$99.95
WA93+

Consistently reviewed as one of the top-scoring Pinot Noirs in California, The Captain hails from the highest vineyard sources at this esteemed estate. The wine displays more “Burgundian” nerve with rich spicy red fruits, citrus and floral notes with a long, mouthwatering finish. Only 7 barrels of wine were produced and we quickly sold out last year as one of only two retailers in the USA selected to offer this gem. Grab a case of our extremely limited allocation now before the ship sails away...

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 #:
1WBNA15PN3THECAPTAIN
WA93+

Wine Advocate

From one of the vineyard's highest-altitude and most exposed plantings, the 2015 Pinot Noir The Captain reveals a lifted bouquet of orange rind and spicy red fruit, subtly framed by classy new oak. On the palate, it's medium-bodied and tensile, more edgy in style than the wines from further down the slope, with a bright core of fruit and a tangy, mouthwatering finish. This will need some time to unwind, but it's a very distinctive expression of Bien Nacido. 172 cases were produced