Fess Parker Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Pinot Noir 2017 Rated 92+WA
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Wine Advocate Review
the 2017 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard has a pale to medium ruby color and opens with notes of rose petal, dried leaves, charcuterie and pepper with roasted cranberries, red cherries and licorice. Medium-bodied with concentrated spiced fruits in the mouth, it's knit by firm, grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing long with a touch of oak influence - although this has plenty of fruit to soak that up. Give this another year or two in bottle. Drink 2020-2030.
Wine Tasting Notes
This legendary, cool-climate vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley demonstrates the provocative nuances of high quality pinot noir. Aromas of black cherry, blackberry, plum, rose petal, graham cracker, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Fruit flavors of black cherry, blackberry and black currant cascade on the palate, while hints of Kirsch liqueur, milk chocolate, smoke and mineral integrate with subtle oak to add to the complexity. This versatile wine can be paired with grilled salmon, pork roast or beef tenderloin.