N/ Tropical fruits, green apples, seaspray, and fresh canvas. Incense and chamomile. Fresh rain with a hint of flint.
2-3 out of 10 on the butterscotch scale, which is perfect.
Beautiful and complex.
T/ Medium mouth feel. Delicious green and yellow apples with some light tropical fruits and lime notes as well. Lasting mineral close.
Paired perfectly with sushi, seaweed salad, and a tempura avocado.
This wine is a winner!
Price = $45
N = A
T = A
I = A
Overall = A
This wine was a media sample kindly provided by the winery.
Winery notes from the 2012 vintage…
Ripe and fruity wine, with tangerine and flowery orange blossom complemented by exotic pear, fig, and honeydew melon aromas and a creamy, toasty oak bouquet. Silky and mouth-filling, this is an impressive style of concentration and intense flavors of tropical fruit, peach and hazelnut that are harmonious and provide a delicious, lingering aftertaste.
Gold Medal – 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Bien Nacido Vineyards is an iconic American vineyard located in the Santa Maria Valley along the central California coast, which has been producing highly acclaimed vintages for over 40 years. It has been named one of the Top 25 Vineyards in the World by Wine & Spirits Magazine, and in 2010 the California State Fair named Bien Nacido Vineyards “Vineyard of the Year.”
Food Pairing Notes
Great paired with appetizers, herb-roasted chicken and rich seafood dishes, or all on its own.”