Timbre Pinot Noir 'Lead Vocals' Bien Nacido 2017 750ml

size
750ml
country
United States
region
California
appellation
Santa Barbara
subappellation
Santa Maria Valley
JD
94
WE
94
VM
93
Additional vintages
2017 2015
JD
94
Rated 94 by Jeb Dunnuck
Not far off the style of the Supergroup release, the 2017 Pinot Noir Lead Vocals Bien Nacido Vineyard reveals a translucent ruby/purple hue as well as a complex bouquet of sweet black raspberries, spice box, rose petals, and cedary spice. Rounded, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully textured, with some classic Santa Maria salinity, it's a beautiful effort to drink over the coming 7-8 years. ... More details
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Timbre Pinot Noir 'Lead Vocals' Bien Nacido 2017 750ml

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Professional Ratings
JD
94
WE
94
VM
93
JD
94
Rated 94 by Jeb Dunnuck
Not far off the style of the Supergroup release, the 2017 Pinot Noir Lead Vocals Bien Nacido Vineyard reveals a translucent ruby/purple hue as well as a complex bouquet of sweet black raspberries, spice box, rose petals, and cedary spice. Rounded, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully textured, with some classic Santa Maria salinity, it's a beautiful effort to drink over the coming 7-8 years.
WE
94
Rated 94 by Wine Enthusiast
From old vines at Bien Nacido Vineyard, this bottling is light in the glass but loaded with intrigue, offering aromas of muddled strawberry, mulberry and wild plum as well as sumac, carnations and hibiscus on the nose. The palate is zesty and layered with bay leaf and dark spices set against a brisk strawberry and cherry core. It is very easy to sip, yet immensely complex. (Editors' Choice)
VM
93
Rated 93 by Vinous Media
The 2017 Pinot Noir Lead Vocals Bien Nacido Vineyard Old Vines is rich, textured and beautifully nuanced, with striking balance of aromatics and a bit more richness than is common from older vines at Bien Nacido. Rose petal, cedar, licorice, star anise and blood orange add a myriad shades of nuance. Silky tannins and a touch of new oak contribute to the wine's racy personality. The 2017 could use another year or two in bottle to shed some baby fat.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
United States
region
California
appellation
Santa Barbara
subappellation
Santa Maria Valley
Additional vintages
2017 2015
Overview
Rated 94 - From old vines at Bien Nacido Vineyard, this bottling is light in the glass but loaded with intrigue, offering aromas of muddled strawberry, mulberry and wild plum as well as sumac, carnations and hibiscus on the nose. The palate is zesty and layered with bay leaf and dark spices set against a brisk strawberry and cherry core. It is very easy to sip, yet immensely complex. (Editors' Choice)
green grapes

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Whilst the Pinot Noir grape varietal has its origins in France, and is most closely associated with fine Burgundy wines, it is now grown in almost every wine producing country in the world. There are many reasons for this – the densely packed, deep black bunches of fruits are responsible for making a wide variety of excellent wines, generally agreed to be amongst the most drinkable and accessible one can find. With flavors ranging from currants and red and black berries, to more earthy, spicy notes, Pinot Noir is a versatile varietal which is revered for its relatively light body and beautifully vivid red color However, the grapes themselves are notoriously susceptible to various diseases, and struggle in fluctuating climates. This has not stopped wineries planting and cultivating these vines, though, as Pinot Noir, when grown carefully and treated properly, is a grape with a wide and increasing fan-base, and more often than not produces wonderful wines.
barrel

Region: California

When it comes to New World wine regions, it is widely agreed that many of the finest wines are grown and produced in California. The long stretches of coastline and the valleys and mountainsides which come off them are ideal areas for vine cultivation, and for over a century now, wineries have found a perfect home in the hot, dry state, with many of the wines produced here going on to reach world class status. The state is greatly helped by the brisk oceanic winds which cool the otherwise hot and dry vineyards, which hold mineral rich soils covering vast areas and featuring many established wineries. The state is split into four main regions, the largest by far being the central valley which stretches over three hundred miles in length.
fields

Country: United States

Whilst there are several strains of native grape varietals in the United States, it was the introduction of the European species which prompted the country to begin producing wines on a large scale. Over the past few centuries, experimentation and cross-breeding has produced great successes in regards to the quality and suitability of the fruit grown in states such as California, Oregon, Washington and New York, and the past few decades have seen New World wines from the United States reach much higher standards. Arguably the finest United States wines have always come out of California, where the climate and terrroir is most suitable for fine wine production. The masterful blending of classic grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, amongst others including Syrah and Chardonnay, have had world beating results in recent years, prompting many to suggest that there has never been a better time for buying and drinking United States wines.
bottle and glass

Appellation: Santa Barbara

California is one of the New World's truly great wine producing countries, and within the state, there are few regions quite as enduringly popular or successful as Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara benefits from the fantastic sunshine the state is famous for, as well as the cooling and temperate Pacific Ocean winds which help to slow the ripening process and ensure the grapes which thrive there end up expressing more flavor and aroma in the bottle. The region itself is renowned for producing high quality and flavorful red wines, commonly made from classic French grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon. However, recent years have seen the wineries of Santa Barbara eager to experiment, and today several different red and white wine grapes are growing well in this beautiful region.
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green grapes

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Whilst the Pinot Noir grape varietal has its origins in France, and is most closely associated with fine Burgundy wines, it is now grown in almost every wine producing country in the world. There are many reasons for this – the densely packed, deep black bunches of fruits are responsible for making a wide variety of excellent wines, generally agreed to be amongst the most drinkable and accessible one can find. With flavors ranging from currants and red and black berries, to more earthy, spicy notes, Pinot Noir is a versatile varietal which is revered for its relatively light body and beautifully vivid red color However, the grapes themselves are notoriously susceptible to various diseases, and struggle in fluctuating climates. This has not stopped wineries planting and cultivating these vines, though, as Pinot Noir, when grown carefully and treated properly, is a grape with a wide and increasing fan-base, and more often than not produces wonderful wines.
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Region: California

When it comes to New World wine regions, it is widely agreed that many of the finest wines are grown and produced in California. The long stretches of coastline and the valleys and mountainsides which come off them are ideal areas for vine cultivation, and for over a century now, wineries have found a perfect home in the hot, dry state, with many of the wines produced here going on to reach world class status. The state is greatly helped by the brisk oceanic winds which cool the otherwise hot and dry vineyards, which hold mineral rich soils covering vast areas and featuring many established wineries. The state is split into four main regions, the largest by far being the central valley which stretches over three hundred miles in length.
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Country: United States

Whilst there are several strains of native grape varietals in the United States, it was the introduction of the European species which prompted the country to begin producing wines on a large scale. Over the past few centuries, experimentation and cross-breeding has produced great successes in regards to the quality and suitability of the fruit grown in states such as California, Oregon, Washington and New York, and the past few decades have seen New World wines from the United States reach much higher standards. Arguably the finest United States wines have always come out of California, where the climate and terrroir is most suitable for fine wine production. The masterful blending of classic grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, amongst others including Syrah and Chardonnay, have had world beating results in recent years, prompting many to suggest that there has never been a better time for buying and drinking United States wines.
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Appellation: Santa Barbara

California is one of the New World's truly great wine producing countries, and within the state, there are few regions quite as enduringly popular or successful as Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara benefits from the fantastic sunshine the state is famous for, as well as the cooling and temperate Pacific Ocean winds which help to slow the ripening process and ensure the grapes which thrive there end up expressing more flavor and aroma in the bottle. The region itself is renowned for producing high quality and flavorful red wines, commonly made from classic French grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon. However, recent years have seen the wineries of Santa Barbara eager to experiment, and today several different red and white wine grapes are growing well in this beautiful region.