Pinot Noir ‘Bien Nacido Vineyard – Old Vine’, Tyler
At Bien Nacido, I have the good fortune of working with the three best blocks of the original plantings dating back to 1973. Each of these parcels is crafted separately and only just before bottling is it blended allowing me to have the longest and best possible opportunity to select the best barrels. It is a wine of density and power while still remaining fresh and bright. The Bien Nacido ‘Old Vine’ is super expressive with fresh black cherry fruit, complex notes of herbs de Provence, Darjeeling tea, and gunpowder. There is a purity and clarity to the 2015 that brings together the balance of the fruit and earth along with the power and brightness.