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Torrin Vineyard

Bien Nacido

2016
2015
2014
2016

Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard

The spectacular Bien Nacido Vineyard once again validates its reputation as one of California’s premier vineyards for the 2016 vintage.  We’ve tapped into the higher elevation hillside plantings in block 47 for the majority of the wine and incorporated a smaller percentage of some of the original old vine plantings in block G to showcase this incredible vintage.  For this wine we opted to take about 30% of the fruit and ferment it on its own as 100% whole cluster.  The balance of the fruit was fermented 100% destemmed.  These lots were aged separately in 300L barrels for 19 months then blended prior to bottling to incorporate each lots unique contributions.  The resulting wine is wonderfully layered and complex aromatically with a fantastic flavor profile.  Structurally the wine is absolutely incredible with superb richness across the palate with subtle tannins and balanced acidity long into the finish.  This wine is gorgeous now and will no doubt age beautifully for years to come.   

2015

Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard

"Burgundian style in its gamey red and black fruits, smoked earth, forest floor, and subtly herbal aromas and flavors. With medium body, a soft, elegant texture, and nicely integrated acidity..." - Jeb Dunnuck (11/29/2018)

Source: Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley. Clone 115 and Pommard. 25% whole cluster, open top fermentation, native yeast. 18 months in 300L French Oak, 50% new. Racked and bottled unfined and unfiltered.

135 CASES PRODUCED
2014

Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard

"Sexy, highly perfumed cherry, raspberry and floral pastille scents are complemented by hints of cola and Asian spices...The floral quality repeats strongly on an impressively long, focused finish shaped by smooth tannins." - Josh Raynolds, Vinous (Nov. 2017)

Source: Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley. 18 months in 300L French Oak barrels, 50% new.

149 Cases Produced.