Winery Notes: “The classic Block I Old Vine nose I know and love, with yellow stone fruits, lemon chiffon, and notes of flint and musk. On the palate, this wine has a super silky texture with a plush mid palate balanced with just enough acidity on the backend. Notes of lemon curd, freshly baked croissant, and a little white tea to round it all out.
This bottling always needs her extra “beauty sleep” in the bottle before releasing and spent a solid 8 months peacefully resting before her debut! These 50-year-old vines are not messing around and the fruit is fodder for true cellar gems year in and year out.“
Fun Fact: In August of 2021 Bien Nacido was named the “#1 vineyard to know in the US” by Food & Wine Magazine.
SF Wine Tasting Panel Score 96+ Points: ”This fine Chardonnay is both full and elegant if a trifle reserved at the opening. The nose offers scents of fresh apple skin, baked green apple, and quince along with emerging hints of nectarine, chamomile, honey, nutmeg, and hazelnut nougat. Zest and minerality bring a racy feel on the palate where graceful yet tongue-coating flavors fan out in a supple display. The finish is lingering and builds with airing to unfold a more plush replica of the aromatic profile. Likely to grow in dimension over the next year or two, it will become a generous companion to the richer fish, fowl, and white meat entrees. 120 cases produced”