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2015Pinot NoirBien Nacido Vineyard

$52.00 USD$41.60 Duncan Family / Duncan Family Reds Club Price$44.20 Velma Club Price

APPEARANCE: Royal garnet
AROMAS: Grilled summer peaches, honeyed nut, a touch of nutmeg and barley
PALATE: Delicate, creamy layers with juice of red rhubarb
FINISH: Lingering bold
MOUTHFEEL: Soft, expressive and elegant
AGEABILITY: Given proper cellaring, this wine will provide drinking pleasure through 2022
PAIRINGS: Citrus avocado salad

HARVEST DATES
August 10 – 20, 2015
ALCOHOL 13.7%
AVERAGE BRIX 23.8°
WHOLE CLUSTER 15%
BARRELS
100% French Oak Barrique barrels
20% new, 17 months élevage
RELEASE DATE September 1, 2017

Bien Nacido Vineyard is a unique site along the Central Coast of California, only six miles as the bird flies from the ocean. The 2015 season was an extension of the already dry conditions established from the previous years of drought. Little to no fog developed, resulting in sun-soaked vineyards and concentrated berries. Bud break began in early March, bloom and fruit set in April, and by early June hints of color were showing through. The growing season concluded with an earlier than usual harvest for the second year in a row.