Chanin Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 / 750 ml.

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JD9696 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - August 4, 2020
The 2018 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido has a bigger core of dark fruit as well as lots of briny minerality, peppery herbs, and forest floor aromatics. Fermented with 35% stems and aged in just 30% new French oak, it just about screams Bien Nacido and is a great example of this vineyard. With plenty of structure, good acidity, and a great finish, it’s going to hit prime time with 3–4 years of bottle age and evolve for over a decade. (Jeb Dunnuck)
VN9595 pts. - Vinous - Aug 2020
The 2018 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard opens with a burst of sweet red cherry fruit. Mountain flower, sweet spice, star anise and cinnamon add striking layers as the 2018 opens up in the glass. More than anything else, the Bien Nacido is a supreme example of Gavin Chanin at his best.
WS9393 pts. - Wine & Spirits - 10/20
This tiny-production pinot is briary and pretty, with aromas of smoke, sea wrack and wild strawberry. The fruit elements€ — strawberry and raspberry — are concentrated and framed in fine tannins; for game.

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JD96 96 pts. / Jeb Dunnuck (August 4, 2020)

The 2018 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido has a bigger core of dark fruit as well as lots of briny minerality, peppery herbs, and forest floor aromatics. Fermented with 35% stems and aged in just 30% new French oak, it just about screams Bien Nacido and is a great example of this vineyard. With plenty of structure, good acidity, and a great finish, it’s going to hit prime time with 3–4 years of bottle age and evolve for over a decade. (Jeb Dunnuck)

VN95 95 pts. / Vinous (Aug 2020)

The 2018 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard opens with a burst of sweet red cherry fruit. Mountain flower, sweet spice, star anise and cinnamon add striking layers as the 2018 opens up in the glass. More than anything else, the Bien Nacido is a supreme example of Gavin Chanin at his best.

WS93 93 pts. / Wine & Spirits (10/20)

This tiny-production pinot is briary and pretty, with aromas of smoke, sea wrack and wild strawberry. The fruit elements€ — strawberry and raspberry — are concentrated and framed in fine tannins; for game.

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SKU 93338
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Chanin Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir
Country United States
Region California
District Central Coast
Product Location - Location-Appellation Santa Maria Valley
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 13%
Wine/Spirit Brand Chanin
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2018
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) Pinot Noir
Primary Grape Pinot Noir
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No

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