Alta Maria Vineyards

Bien Nacido Vineyards Pinot Noir

8.914 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Matt Lasater

Dark cherry, wild berries, forest, meaty, spice cake, sandalwood, rhubarb, blood orange. Theres a savory/umami character to the aromas. Palate is very textural with a juxtaposition of bouncy fruit notes, minerals, spice (WC?), and fine tannins. Great poise and balance at 14% abv.

Dark cherry, wild berries, forest, meaty, spice cake, sandalwood, rhubarb, blood orange. Theres a savory/umami character to the aromas. Palate is very textural with a juxtaposition of bouncy fruit notes, minerals, spice (WC?), and fine tannins. Great poise and balance at 14% abv.

Nov 3rd, 2016
Charles Gibbs

2012. Single vineyard 40 yr old vines 100% whole cluster, BOOM!

2012. Single vineyard 40 yr old vines 100% whole cluster, BOOM!

Jan 4th, 2015
Aaron Means

2012 Bien Nacido Pinot

2012 Bien Nacido Pinot

Aug 18th, 2014
Joshua Doyle

Nice earth off right off the bat. Wouldn't have guessed California. Tart fruit and pretty lively. More subtle and delicious than I expected.

Nice earth off right off the bat. Wouldn't have guessed California. Tart fruit and pretty lively. More subtle and delicious than I expected.

Nov 3rd, 2016
Amanda Thompson

The night we found out Bruce Jenner was a Republican. Good dinner, JD!

The night we found out Bruce Jenner was a Republican. Good dinner, JD!

Apr 25th, 2015
八郎 桑島

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Dec 4th, 2019
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Jul 9th, 2017
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Jun 25th, 2016
John Heard

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Sep 13th, 2015
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Erik had this 6 years ago

Feb 22nd, 2015