2013 Bien Nacido Estate "The Captain" Reserve Pinot Noir
Hand harvested at night, fermented with native yeast and malolactic fermentation. Aged for 18 months in French oak; 50% new. This wine was bottled unfiltered.
This wine is very nuanced with toasty cloves, pipe tobacco and bright strawberries. The palate is fine but firm with understated elegance and has plenty to reveal if given enough time.
CLONE | Pommard, Mt. Eden, Swan, & 114
VINE AGE | Planted in 2006
YIELD | 2.1 Tons per Acre
CASES | 105
ALCOHOL | 13.2%
ESTATE | Bien Nacido
APPELLATION | Santa Maria Valley
COUNTY | Santa Barbara
VYD AREA | 1100 FT Elevation. 16 Miles from the Pacific Ocean
Monterey shaly loams with dolomitic limestone. This vineyard is at our highest elevation and is in pummeled constantly by strong on shore winds.
94 Points ~ Wine Advocate
93 Points ~ Antonio Galloni