Not had wine from this producer before, but I adore this vineyard, and at a close out price, I wanted to give it a try.
As expected for Bien Nacido, there was a savory note on the nose with some smoked meat and iron, wrapped around rhubarb tart and candied black cherries. On the palate, it was quite light and semi acidic, with hardly any finish. I’m assuming there was a small use of whole cluster here due to the spice and lifted profile, but aside from that, it was fairly easy going with potpourri, bing cherries, and some cedar. — 15 days ago
🙈 tasting 3rd wine
at wset level 2 course (2nd meeting)
we were told it's pinot, just tried to figure out where it's from. was bold enough to guess new world, but to be specific i need to try a few more.
strong 👃, floral and red fruity (raspberry and strawberry) with some vanilla, clove and hints of earth.
👄 was ripe red fruit.
not too bad , but the next one was the ⭐ — 20 days ago
Beautiful deep garnet color with hints of red plum, pomegranate, cranberry, cinnamon and some smoke on the nose. Elegant tastes of red and blue fruit enhanced with a nice element of white pepper giving the wine a great spicy boost. Perfectly balanced with a great long and spicy finish. — 18 days ago
Ripe cherry on the nose. Balanced fruit on the palette, along with a subtle spice and enough earthiness to keep it grounded. (Keep in mind, we have no idea what we are talking about 😛) — 5 days ago
13’Clendenen Family Vineyards. Le Bon Climat Pinot Noir.
Color - Pale Ruby
Palate- Fresh picked strawberries, a splash of spices & tobacco. Perfect amount of acidity, tannins are soft & approachable. Certainly￼ one of the best PN’s I’ve had out of California in the last 12 mo. ￼
Sensational bottle of wine. Recommended￼ highly. — 19 days ago
This is a fantastic CA gamay. Some domestic gamay just leans heavily toward being very Pinot Esque, others are fruit bombs, etc. this was super different. Not Beaujolais, not Cali Pinot. Seek this stuff out. — 2 days ago
2016 vintage is showing real nice, love Mesa! Cherry and cedar while also herbaceous! Noms! — 13 days ago