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Bien Nacido Vineyard Hillside Estate Roussanne

9.1130 ratings
9.245 pro ratings
Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Roussanne
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

Fantastic wine. Nose has a lot going on. Ripe pear, cold butter, lanolin, wet stones with algae clinging from them plucked from a (non polluted) river. Rich and large-framed in the mouth. A nice bitter note builds, along with a nice bit of acidity, in the very long finish. I popped it with pasta carbonara, and it was magical.

Fantastic wine. Nose has a lot going on. Ripe pear, cold butter, lanolin, wet stones with algae clinging from them plucked from a (non polluted) river. Rich and large-framed in the mouth. A nice bitter note builds, along with a nice bit of acidity, in the very long finish. I popped it with pasta carbonara, and it was magical.

Feb 15th, 2019
Tracy Hall

Magnum! This was tied WOTN with the 2010 Benovia Pinot

Magnum! This was tied WOTN with the 2010 Benovia Pinot

Dec 15th, 2018
Paco Suro

#lastbottlewines steal. Sad I didn’t participate directly. Glad my friends share.

#lastbottlewines steal. Sad I didn’t participate directly. Glad my friends share.

May 30th, 2018
Rob Moose

Straw motherfuckin yellow. Big yet crisp. So goddamn tasty on its own. Not all flabby or alcoholy or perfume genius. Just honest, cool wine under $30 purchased at the shittiest liquor store I've ever seen. 96 points for sourcing. Miami.

Straw motherfuckin yellow. Big yet crisp. So goddamn tasty on its own. Not all flabby or alcoholy or perfume genius. Just honest, cool wine under $30 purchased at the shittiest liquor store I've ever seen. 96 points for sourcing. Miami.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 17th, 2015
Hardy Wallace

Owner/Winemaker Dirty & Rowdy Wines

9.2

04 Qupe Roussanne. Dang. Bright. Fresh. melon

04 Qupe Roussanne. Dang. Bright. Fresh. melon

2 people found it helpfulSep 1st, 2014
Pascaline Lepeltier, MS

Master Sommelier, Wine Director Rouge Tomate New York

10

Such a great surprise!

Such a great surprise!

1 person found it helpfulSep 28th, 2014
Mark Lindzy

Fresh and full, tasty yet still a baby. This one needs another 5-7 years for the wood to really integrate.

Fresh and full, tasty yet still a baby. This one needs another 5-7 years for the wood to really integrate.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 9th, 2014
Philip Carpenter

Founder/Educator santabarbarawinetalk.com

9.7

Herby, honeycomb, dry field grass. Great weight. Great wine from amazing winemaker and site!

Herby, honeycomb, dry field grass. Great weight. Great wine from amazing winemaker and site!

1 person found it helpfulDec 25th, 2013
Alysha Stehly

2009

1 person found it helpfulDec 22nd, 2013
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

8.6

Not my favorite vintage. Lacks freshness and oak is a bit too prominent.

Not my favorite vintage. Lacks freshness and oak is a bit too prominent.

May 10th, 2016