Chanin

Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.1110 ratings
9.131 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
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9.4

Marijuana resin and cocoa beans give way to crushed green herbs raspberry and sour cherry. Killer wine.

Marijuana resin and cocoa beans give way to crushed green herbs raspberry and sour cherry. Killer wine.

1 person found it helpfulOct 11th, 2015
Sipping Fine Wine

The fruit for this wine comes entirely from blocks N and Q, located in the middle of the Santa Maria Bench. Aged for 15 months in French oak (25% new). Ruby with warm red fruit aromas and complex spice. On the palate raspberry and cherry flavors, pepper and herbs, savory with smooth tannins. Lingering finish ending with earthy oak. 24 Barrels produced. Tasting Sample.

The fruit for this wine comes entirely from blocks N and Q, located in the middle of the Santa Maria Bench. Aged for 15 months in French oak (25% new). Ruby with warm red fruit aromas and complex spice. On the palate raspberry and cherry flavors, pepper and herbs, savory with smooth tannins. Lingering finish ending with earthy oak. 24 Barrels produced. Tasting Sample.

Dec 19th, 2016
Bill Ward

Wow. F'ing delicious, purity plus that power/grace thing. Endless.

Wow. F'ing delicious, purity plus that power/grace thing. Endless.

Apr 19th, 2016
Justin Croxall

Smells more like old Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie than Pinot but it shows up on the palette. A really good balanced pinot. Just have to be able to stomach the funk on the nose.

Smells more like old Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie than Pinot but it shows up on the palette. A really good balanced pinot. Just have to be able to stomach the funk on the nose.

Apr 13th, 2015
Stéphane VIVIER

Really stemmy and showing its oak at this time. Disjointed right now. Wait a bit for all these to integrate?

Really stemmy and showing its oak at this time. Disjointed right now. Wait a bit for all these to integrate?

Feb 8th, 2015
Bill Wenzlau

Gavin is killing it! Delish with a Chorizo and Clam pizza.

Gavin is killing it! Delish with a Chorizo and Clam pizza.

Jan 25th, 2015
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

Well mannered - expressive. Interesting front label. We'll put together and has legs.

Well mannered - expressive. Interesting front label. We'll put together and has legs.

Oct 26th, 2014
Alan Murray

Tasty Pinot!

Tasty Pinot!

May 22nd, 2014
Adam Crane

Nice feminine styled Pinot. Got another bottle to revisit in 2-3 years.

Nice feminine styled Pinot. Got another bottle to revisit in 2-3 years.

Nov 18th, 2013
Tyler Stacy

Sommelier Enotria Wine Bar

9.6

Tobacco, pine, flowers, sap. Thank you Gavin.

Tobacco, pine, flowers, sap. Thank you Gavin.

Sep 15th, 2013