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Bien Nacido Vineyard 2021

Bien Nacido Vineyard 2021
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SKU: 21TLCHBIENNAC750

93 Points - Wine Advocate

Vintage Notes

Santa Maria Valley experienced a prolonged growing season due to cooler weather. The combination of variable weather and strong winds in the spring slowed development and affected bloom and set.  However, the lower yields, cooler temperatures, and longer growing season produced grapes with pronounced acidity and excellent concentration picked on October 7th.

Winemaking 

Grapes were whole cluster pressed before being barrel fermented in 25% new French oak.  In 2021, full malolactic fermentation was a key part in creating this wine's rich, full character aged 11 months in 30% new French oak.

Wine Profile 

Nose: Youthful aromas of melon, peach, and golden delicious apple with notes of brioche, yogurt, and honeysuckle.

Palate: Medium full-bodied, broad, rich flavors of pineapple, lemon, fuji apple, and minerals with underlying acidity and a long finish.

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"The 2021 Chardonnay Bien Nacido, has gregarious scents of yellow peaches, citrus blossoms, beeswax and roasted almonds… a silky texture and expansive, layered flavors… balanced by focused acidity and it has a long, honey-nut finish." ~ Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate (93 Points)

Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
Vineyard Designation
Bien Nacido
Alcohol %
14.2
Wine Advocate
93