2010 Bien Nacido named ‘Wine & Spirits’ “Year’s Best Chardonnay”

2010 Bien Nacido named ‘Wine & Spirits’ “Year’s Best Chardonnay”

2010 Bien Nacido Chardonnay, WINE & SPIRITS- 96 points, Winter 2013 “Gavin Chanin sources this wine from Bien Nacido’s W Block-some of the oldest wine material in the Santa Maria Valley. The Miller family planted the stony benchland to riesling in 1973, then grafted it over to Clone 4 chardonnay in 1990. (Chanin discovered this […]

Gavin Chanin lands cover of ‘Wine & Spirits’!

Gavin Chanin lands cover of ‘Wine & Spirits’!

Gavin is named one of Santa Barbara’s “structuralists” in ‘Wine & Spirits’ October article, “The Shape of Chardonnays to Come.” It’s a great piece to learn more about where our Bien Nacido Chardonnay comes from. Below is an excerpt. Click here for the full article. In Burgundy, it’s a common understanding that the concentration and […]

‘Wine & Spirits’ Top 100 Wines- Bien Nacido Chardonnay 96 pts!

‘Wine & Spirits’ Top 100 Wines- Bien Nacido Chardonnay 96 pts!

So proud to have the 2010 Bien Nacido Chardonnay on WINE & SPIRITS’ Top 100 Wines of the Year list, with a score of 96 points! Gavin Chanin sources this wine from Bien Nacido’s W Block-some of the oldest wine material in the Santa Maria Valley. The Miller family planted the stony benchland to riesling […]

‘Wine & Spirits’ on Chanin Chardonnay

‘Wine & Spirits’ on Chanin Chardonnay

Please check out Luke Sykora’s post about balanced Chardonnay. He discussed some of our favorites: Lioco, Ceritas, Sandi and also says some very good things about ours! “In the end, Gavin Chanin’s 2009 Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay was, in my mind, the wine of the tasting: elegant, savory, crystalline and composed. The last thing I […]

Wine & Spirits’ “30 under 30” New talent in the wine world

Wine & Spirits’ “30 under 30” New talent in the wine world

We are super excited to be included in Wine and Spirits Magazine as one of the 30 people under 30 years old to watch in the wine world. While 25 years old may seem young, keep in mind that Gavin finished his 11th harvest this fall. Please check out the magazine for the full piece.

Wine & Spirits Magazine’s Top 100 wines of the year!

Wine & Spirits Magazine’s Top 100 wines of the year!

We were thrilled to be included in the annual Wine and Spirits Magazine Top 100 wines of the year issue. Check out the write up below. 2008 Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay—95 Points “This is the second release from Gavin Chanin’s new label—he’s featured in the 30 Under 30 section of our Fall issue for the […]

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