2018 Bien Nacido Estate Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., $50. The goal of this wine is to reflect the diversity of soils and unique voice of this vineyard. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. The nose has fruit (strawberry, red currant), spice, and earthy elements. Flavors of black cherry, ripe strawberry and red licorice with the slightest vegetative underbelly. Middleweight in fashion, with a silky mouthfeel, balanced tannins, wellmannered acidity and a modest but pleasing finish. Score: 92. Reviewed September 19, 2021

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