2015 Bien Nacido Estate, Syrah, Santa Maria Valley, California, USA

2015 Bien Nacido Estate, Syrah, Santa Maria Valley, California, USA

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2015 Bien Nacido Estate, Syrah, Santa Maria Valley, California, USA

Description

The 2015 Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyards conveys an impression of brightness and finesse from the very first taste. Blue and purplish berry fruit, lavender, mint and licorice fill out the wine's aromatic palette very nicely. Beautifully layered and expressive. The 2015 is a wonderfully complete wine that offers striking depth while remaining very much light on its feet. A dollop (4%) of Viognier adds lovely perfume to the Syrah fruit.

Drink 2020-2030

Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Jun 2018)

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Antonio Galloni, Vinous94/100
Wine Advocate94/100
Antonio Galloni, Vinous94/100
The 2015 Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyards conveys an impression of brightness and finesse from the very first taste. Blue and purplish berry fruit, lavender, mint and licorice fill out the wine's aromatic palette very nicely. Beautifully layered and expressive. The 2015 is a wonderfully complete wine that offers striking depth while remaining very much light on its feet. A dollop (4%) of Viognier adds lovely perfume to the Syrah fruit.

Drink 2020-2030

Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Jun 2018) Read more
Wine Advocate94/100
The 2015 Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard is excellent, wafting from the glass with aromas of grilled meat, red and black plums, raw cocoa, rich soil and subtle notions of violets and lilac. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, crunchy and concentrated, with a lovely core of sweet fruit, chalky tannins and a long, savory finish.

Drink 2020 - 2030

William Kelley, robertparker.com (Apr 2018) Read more

About this WINE

Bien Nacido Vineyards

Bien Nacido Vineyards

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Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara County

At the foot of the Central Coast, just north of Los Angeles, the Santa Barbara County reverberates with its Missionary past, although viticulture as we know didn't arrive here until the 1970s. Now there are 6,000 ha of world class Pinot Noir & Chardonnay

While fog banks shape the season, together with a notable rainfall deficit between May & November, elevated terraces such as Bien Nacido in the Santa Maria Valley AVA faciliate premium fruit growing. Santa Ynez Valley AVA enjoys similar trait, though cooler still;

Recommended Producers:
Au Bon Climat's Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay from the region's Santa Rita hills is a prime example. Qupe are another excellent source

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Syrah/Shiraz

Syrah/Shiraz

A noble black grape variety grown particularly in the Northern Rhône where it produces the great red wines of Hermitage, Cote Rôtie and Cornas, and in Australia where it produces wines of startling depth and intensity. Reasonably low yields are a crucial factor for quality as is picking at optimum ripeness. Its heartland, Hermitage and Côte Rôtie, consists of 270 hectares of steeply terraced vineyards producing wines that brim with pepper, spices, tar and black treacle when young. After 5-10 years they become smooth and velvety with pronounced fruit characteristics of damsons, raspberries, blackcurrants and loganberries.

It is now grown extensively in the Southern Rhône where it is blended with Grenache and Mourvèdre to produce the great red wines of Châteauneuf du Pape and Gigondas amongst others. Its spiritual home in Australia is the Barossa Valley, where there are plantings dating as far back as 1860. Australian Shiraz tends to be sweeter than its Northern Rhône counterpart and the best examples are redolent of new leather, dark chocolate, liquorice, and prunes and display a blackcurrant lusciousness.

South African producers such as Eben Sadie are now producing world- class Shiraz wines that represent astonishing value for money.

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