Lot 372 | 2021 Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 750ml (Gold Medal)

Lot 372 | 2021 Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 750ml (Gold Medal)

$50/bottle under the original label

GOLD MEDAL, TEXSOM 2023 WINE COMPETITION

Folks, if there was ever a no-brainer Pinot purchase, this is it!

I was blown away the minute I put my nose in the glass. Honestly, I couldn't believe it when I tasted the wine. Oh man, I thought, I can't believe they are selling this!

Sourced from the legendary Bien Nacido vineyard, Lot 372 is a gorgeous Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir and an absolute classic. Perfectly-extracted, complex and sumptuous, this deftly-made wine will have hugely broad appeal. I promise this is one hell of a delicious Pinot!

The producer is a Santa Barbara County pioneer and helped put Central Coast Rhone varietals on the map. They've since reached beyond their expansive estate vineyard holdings, and are now making a series of single-vineyard designate Pinot Noir's from the Central Coasts Grand Cru vineyards sites. Of which, Bien Nacido is certainly one.

This bottling has been rated 93-95 points by the Wine Enthusiast every year from 2015 to the current vintage 2019 and is quite reasonably priced at just over $50/bottle.

The fantastic 2021 can be yours today for just over $19/bottle!

It's ready to go into the bottle in December/January and should be singing by Spring!

Rose petal coloring in the glass. Beautifully expressive bouquet of hibiscus and rose petal florals, blood orange, black cherry and wild strawberry with a little black tea and whispers of raspberry and milk chocolate. Supple and seamless on entry with succulent, deliciously ripe red fruits arrayed over pretty minerality and an accessible structure. The mouthfeel is total umami, velvety smooth with raspberry and cherry vanilla getting a nice mineral lift leading to a tremendous finish with huge length and pure persistence. Booyah!

100% Pinot Noir, 100% Santa Maria Valley single vineyard
40-45% new French oak
14% alc.

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