2018 Bien Nacido "The Captain" Pinot Noir
Hand-harvested at night, fermented with native yeast, and malolactic fermentations. Aged for 16 months in French oak; 45% new. This wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Made entirely from the highest and most exposed portion of our vineyard composed of limestone which reveals a classic and dense Pinot Noir profile of black cherry, roasted rhubarb, and fresh leather. This will no doubt be another timeless example of our flagship wine.
Monterey shaly loams with dolomitic limestone. This vineyard is at our highest elevation and is pummeled constantly by strong onshore winds.
96 Points - Wine Enthusiast