2017 Gary Farrell Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., $70. One of the few wineries to source Pommard clone from the legendary Q Block. · Light garnet color in the glass. The scent of dark red cherry and berry, oak spice and floral perfume leads to a mid-weight infusion of oak-kissed Bing cherry and dark strawberry fruit flavors. Fresh and satisfying without noticeable tannins, silky in texture, and offering an arrow of acidity that drives a lip-smacking, extended finish. Note: I have tasted this wine on three occasions with variable results and scores ranging from 90-93. This review was from the best of the three bottles. Score: 93. Reviewed August 29, 2020

Winery: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
From article: California Old Vine Pinot Noir Vineyards: Santa Barbara County