2014 Bien Nacido Estate Old Vines Santa Maria Valley Pinot NoirBien Nacido Estate Old Vines Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $100. sourced from the oldest own-rooted vines in Bien Nacido Vineyard. · 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. Reviewed August 29, 2020. Score: 91. Reviewed September 19, 2021

Winery: Bien Nacido Vineyards
From article: Elite California Pinot Noir Vineyards III Central Coast - Other Appellations