2016 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.

Varietal:
Pinot Noir
Winemaker:
Trey Fletcher
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
18 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 33% New
Appellation:
Santa Maria
Vineyard:
Bien Nacido
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol %:
13.0%
SKU #:
1041765
Size:
750 ml Bottle
Wine Enthusiast:
This is a Pinot Noir that touches on all of the grape's dynamic aspects, from fruit and spice to game and earth. Aromas of dark red cherry, light red flowers, wild herbs and raw meat are at once familiar and exotic. The palate presents cranberry and roasted pork, cracked pepper and fascinating chaparral spice, all seamlessly integrated and leading into an even gamier finish.