‘Robert Parker’- 95 points 2011 Bien Nacido Chardonnay
ROBERT PARKER’S THE WINE ADVOCATE gives great scores to our 2011 wines!
2011 Bien Nacido Pinot Noir
ROBERT PARKER’S THE WINE ADVOCATE- 95 points, August 2013
The only red I was able to taste, and supremely elegant and perfumed, with an alluring, Burgundian earthiness, the 2011 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard has knockout aromas and flavors of underbrush, damp forest floor, ground pepper and hints of flowers that are all grounded by a core of sweet Pinot Noir fruit. Silky, transparent and elegant, it’s a knockout Pinot Noir that will delight for over a decade. Elegance, detail and focus are the buzz words here and this is well worth the effort to track down. Drink 2014-2023.
2011 Bien Nacido Chardonnay
ROBERT PARKER’S THE WINE ADVOCATE- 91 points, August 2013
Richer and more mineral-driven, with a masculine profile of baked apple, crushed stone, baking bread and lemon custard, the 2011 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard flows onto the palate with a full, layered mid-palate, racy acidity and a lengthy finish. There’s some tartness on the acid front, yet this holds it together and will benefit from 6-12 months in the cellar and drink nicely for 2-4 years. Drink now-2017.
2011 Los Alamos Chardonnay
ROBERT PARKER’S THE WINE ADVOCATE- 90 points, August 2013
A beauty, the 2011 Chardonnay Los Alamos Vineyard exhibits a fresh, lively array of citrus, mineral and white flowers to go with a medium-bodied, fresh and racy feel on the palate. Supple and upfront, with a kick of acidity on the finish, it should be better in another 6-12 months and drink well through 2017. Drink now-2017.