Summerland

Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.39 ratings
9.41 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
Jay Svoboda

A delicate Pinot with a nose common of what you'd expect from central CA: cherries, vanilla, and a touch of black earth. The palette also shows tart strawberries, pomegranate and some muted spice. I prefer a young Pinot, so even this '09 seems to have lost a bit of luster.

A delicate Pinot with a nose common of what you'd expect from central CA: cherries, vanilla, and a touch of black earth. The palette also shows tart strawberries, pomegranate and some muted spice. I prefer a young Pinot, so even this '09 seems to have lost a bit of luster.

Jul 25th, 2015
Zachary Price

Had a tour of California Pinot Noirs that I picked up from Total Wine last weekend. This was the only one I felt compelled to share. The Bien Nacido vineyard consistently produces excellent harvests of Pinot Noir due to it being a maritime influenced desert. It has such a reputation that wine using grapes grown and/or sourced there often label their bottles with the Bien Nacido "brand". ~$45 (~26 at Total Wine) | #biennacido #santamariavalley #pinotnoir #summerland

On the eyes: Rusty, Bright Ruby, Med Opacity, Med Stain, Legs, No Gas/Floc.

On the nose: Strawberry and Unripe Cherry, Vinuous with a Hint of Forest Floor, Med Alcohol

On the tongue: Med Acid, Med Tannin, Med Alcohol, Light-Med Body. Cranberry, Unripe Strawberry with Hints of Oak and Chocolate.

Had a tour of California Pinot Noirs that I picked up from Total Wine last weekend. This was the only one I felt compelled to share. The Bien Nacido vineyard consistently produces excellent harvests of Pinot Noir due to it being a maritime influenced desert. It has such a reputation that wine using grapes grown and/or sourced there often label their bottles with the Bien Nacido "brand". ~$45 (~26 at Total Wine) | #biennacido #santamariavalley #pinotnoir #summerland

On the eyes: Rusty, Bright Ruby, Med Opacity, Med Stain, Legs, No Gas/Floc.

On the nose: Strawberry and Unripe Cherry, Vinuous with a Hint of Forest Floor, Med Alcohol

On the tongue: Med Acid, Med Tannin, Med Alcohol, Light-Med Body. Cranberry, Unripe Strawberry with Hints of Oak and Chocolate.

Mar 9th, 2015
Dana Giammaria

Like pouring liquid rubies.
A perfect blend of flavors....plum,light spice , cherry
Pleasing to the nose and palate.
I believe the price is a bit off ...closer to $45
Enjoying it with a friend.

Like pouring liquid rubies.
A perfect blend of flavors....plum,light spice , cherry
Pleasing to the nose and palate.
I believe the price is a bit off ...closer to $45
Enjoying it with a friend.

Oct 30th, 2014
Ryan Frank

Opened up beautifully over the course of three to four hours.

Opened up beautifully over the course of three to four hours.

Jan 18th, 2014
Scott Crestodina

Owner Independent Spirits, Inc.

9.4

Scott had this 8 years ago

Scott had this 8 years ago

Nov 15th, 2014
Dunia Hamden

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Feb 22nd, 2014
Steven Finley

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Feb 5th, 2014
Brad Woy

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Jan 12th, 2014
Richard Twomey

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Richard had this 8 years ago

Dec 15th, 2013