Sanctuary Wines

Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir

8.811 ratings
8.72 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
Riccardo L.

Tried it blind and guessed a Spanish Rioja. Either I suck, or this isn't a very good Cali Pinot noir, is it?
Despite that, I like it very much. Why must we be so caught up in whether the varietal is expressing itself accurately? Sometimes it's just whether the wine is doing its job or not, right?

Tried it blind and guessed a Spanish Rioja. Either I suck, or this isn't a very good Cali Pinot noir, is it?
Despite that, I like it very much. Why must we be so caught up in whether the varietal is expressing itself accurately? Sometimes it's just whether the wine is doing its job or not, right?

Sep 5th, 2016
Christanna Honer

Big red cherry and red berry fruit, cola and sandalwood/spice. Round and big mouthfeel

Big red cherry and red berry fruit, cola and sandalwood/spice. Round and big mouthfeel

Jan 13th, 2015
John Williams

Smooth and slightly fruity. Perfect with a ribeye but went well with my chicken.

Smooth and slightly fruity. Perfect with a ribeye but went well with my chicken.

Apr 12th, 2019
Anthony Pro

Hi. How is your night? Oh that's nice. Mine is fantastic. Drinking an unreal pinot noir, and eating aged cheese and foreign cured meats. Fruit, beautiful on the nose, and the finish is top notch. Happy labour day long weekend!

Hi. How is your night? Oh that's nice. Mine is fantastic. Drinking an unreal pinot noir, and eating aged cheese and foreign cured meats. Fruit, beautiful on the nose, and the finish is top notch. Happy labour day long weekend!

Sep 5th, 2016
Martin Mills

Better the second day when some of the upfront flavour profile had blown off and the secondary character emerged. A good match for duck breast.

Better the second day when some of the upfront flavour profile had blown off and the secondary character emerged. A good match for duck breast.

May 17th, 2016
Chris Johnson

As expected, big red fruit all around. Very full in the mouth. Straightforward but not bad.

As expected, big red fruit all around. Very full in the mouth. Straightforward but not bad.

Apr 10th, 2016
Thomas Yoo

Pretty good 2012 from Costco

Pretty good 2012 from Costco

Jul 25th, 2015
S T
9.1

S had this 5 years ago

S had this 5 years ago

Feb 21st, 2016
Dustin Graham

Dustin had this 5 years ago

Dustin had this 5 years ago

Aug 16th, 2015
Oscar Ortiz

Oscar had this 5 years ago

Oscar had this 5 years ago

May 1st, 2015