Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah 2020
Santa Maria Valley
Bien Nacido Vineyard is undoubtedly one of the most legendary vineyards in all of California. Situated in the cool Santa Maria Valley in Santa Barbara County. It is one of the oldest cool-climate vineyards and home of the world’s most single vineyard designations, Bien Nacido Vineyard has been an acclaimed source of world-glass grapes and estate wine since its founding in 1973 by brothers Stephen and Bob Miller.
The handpicked fruit was fully destemmed then 30% of the stems added back to the tank before fermentation. The wine spent 18 days on its skins with punch down occurring 2-3 times daily. The wine was pressed at dryness and moved to 50% new French Oak barrels to complete Malolactic fermentation and age for 19 months before being bottled unfiltered and unfined.
The 2020 Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah is an intensely colored wine that pours an opaque deep red. The nose is brambly and spicey with floral notes. This medium to full-bodied syrah is round and silky with flavors of ripe berry compote, brine, and coco-powder. Ready to drink now, but further aging will be rewarded.
pH: 3.75 TA: 6g/L Alc.: 14.5%
- Blend100% Syrah
- AppellationSanta Maria Valley
- VineyardBien Nacido
- Aging/Cooperage50% New French Oak
- Production200 cases