2015 Bien Nacido Estate Pinot Noir (750ml)



“The 2015 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard is plump, juicy and immediate, but then gains substance and volume with time and wine some aeration, Smoke, game, tobacco and iron give the Bien Nacido a distinct feral quality. A spine of firm tannin confers power and gravitas while shaping the finish. This is highly expressive and layered Pinot from Trey Fletcher and Bien Nacido Estate.” Antonio Galloni, 93 Points, Vinous From Winery: Hand harvested at night, and fermented with native yeast and malolactic fermentations. Then aged for 16 months in French oak; 33% new. This wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Here the classic spicy black tea, iron oxide, and dark fruit aromas jump out of the glass with cardamom and pepper. The palate is very concentrated, with firm tannins that balance out the richness very nicely. SOILS Elder, and Chamise shaly loams with Pleasanton sandy loam. The vineyard has a great diversity of soil containing loam, shales, uplifted marine volcanics, and limestone. Label and Rating: Web

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