2014 Bien Nacido Estate Old Vines Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $100. Sourced from the oldest own rooted vines at Bien Nacido. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. The nose reveals itself over time in the glass to to offer a marriage of cherry and toasty oak aromas. Light to mid-weight in style, with flavors of cherry, strawberry, spice and toasty oak. Elegantly fruited, even close to shallow with an appealing juiciness. The wine has a rustic, savory bearing with a modicum of toasty oak in the background. Better over time in the glass, showing off a resolute but not especially long finish. Score: 91. Reviewed August 29, 2020

Winery: Bien Nacido Vineyards
From article: California Old Vine Pinot Noir Vineyards: Santa Barbara County