New! 2016Pinot NoirBien Nacido Vineyard
Dark dusty red rose
Ocean breeze, salty characters, spices blending with juicy summer fruits and crushed rose petals
Peaches, blood oranges, cocoa and cardamom
Bright juicy acidity, layered tannins and multi-dimensional
Hibiscus, acidity and savory umami flavors fill the back of your palate
While this wine will hit its stride 3 to 5 years after release, with proper cellaring conditions, it can be enjoyed through 2026
Freshly harvested uni with finely chopped scallions dropped on top. Uni is a particularly special treat from the Central Coast of California
For a limited time, shipping is included on our 2016 Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir 3 Bottle Offer.
If you like our Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir, check out our 2016 Central Coast Pinot Noir Collection for more wines from this region.
HARVEST DATES August 9 – September 14, 2016
AVERAGE BRIX 24°
BARREL AGING 18 months in barrel; 11 months on primary lees
BARRELS 100% French Oak; 26% New
WHOLE CLUSTER 28%
RELEASE DATE September 2018
Winter leading into the 2016 growing season brought much needed rain after years of drought. The rain along with cool weather provided ideal conditions for the vines during dormancy. The final significant rain storm came through in early March and a couple weeks later we saw budbreak marking the start of the growing season. Spring lead into a warm summer without any significant heat spikes. With proximity to the Pacific Ocean, temperatures remained in the 60s and 70s allowing for a long slow maturation, developing tannins while maintaining great acidity and depth to the wine. Harvest was slow, spanning over a month, as cooler conditions slowed the maturation process.