‘Wine Spectator’- “14 Outstanding Wines from Santa Barbara”
The 2010 Bien Nacido Pinot Noir gets a great shout-out (and 92 points!) in this December feature from WINE SPECTATOR, along with a nice write-up on Chanin Wine Co.
“If your letter to Santa included Pinot Noir, we have several great choices, including Chanin, a label new to us. Winemaker Gavin Chanin began his winemaking career as a harvest intern at Au Bon Climat and Qupé. An art student from UCLA, Chanin uses his own artwork for the labels.”
CHANIN Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyard 2010 SCORE: 92
A delicate style, with subtle touches of blackberry, blueberry, spice and black tea. Maintains its focus and graceful balance, gliding along on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 150 cases made. —J.L.