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Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.128 ratings
9.112 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
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
Thomas Gillham

Petrol nose -- not my thing

Petrol nose -- not my thing

Jul 29th, 2017
Rich Friedland

Bloody good

Bloody good

Jul 28th, 2017
Aaron Rankin

Tasted after 30m decant. Dark red fruits, smoke. Light acid and nearly no tannins.

Tasted after 30m decant. Dark red fruits, smoke. Light acid and nearly no tannins.

Oct 21st, 2016
Vin Zering

Very good wine. Muted cherries at the start then some dunk on the nose and clearer/cleaner cherry available. Should shake off the funk in 2-3 years and become even more enjoyable.

Very good wine. Muted cherries at the start then some dunk on the nose and clearer/cleaner cherry available. Should shake off the funk in 2-3 years and become even more enjoyable.

Dec 15th, 2015
Aaron Rankin

Great funk on the nose, a surprise for Pinot. The palette brings tart red fruit and acidity wrapped in a whiff of butterscotch.

Great funk on the nose, a surprise for Pinot. The palette brings tart red fruit and acidity wrapped in a whiff of butterscotch.

Jul 25th, 2015
Cindy Lin

It was bland and thin to start and we were a bit disappointing at the beginning. However when we tried it again next day, 24 hours later. It was very different. The flavour and the aroma came out.

It was bland and thin to start and we were a bit disappointing at the beginning. However when we tried it again next day, 24 hours later. It was very different. The flavour and the aroma came out.

Jul 17th, 2015