Santa Maria Valley
This pinot noir is always exotic, and in 2004 it is smoky and herbal in a dramatic sort of way that I find captivating. The vintage gave us a very generous open-knit style that certainly gives pleasure right now-however, based on previous experience with the vineyard this wine will gain complexity with age.
Robert Parkers Wine Advocate
“Deep and rich, with underbrush, roasted herb, smoke, and sweet black currant and cherry fruit characteristics is the 2004 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard. It offers medium to full body, terrific fruit, depth, and richness as well as considerable length.” – RP 91 Points