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The Bien Nacido Vineyard lies at the Northern end of Santa Barbara County on elevated bench lands in the Santa Maria Valley, just 17 miles from the Pacifi c Ocean and buffeted by the Sierra Madre Mountains. SOIL Loamy soils with good drainage. Strong oceaninfl uence on climate. PRODUCTION TECHNIQUE The grapes were hand-sorted, gently destemmed, and cold soaked for a few days before fermentation. 48% of the fruit was fermented in oak barrels, while the rest was fermented in open top tanks. After fermentation, the skins were pressed off in a basket press. The wine was then aged for 11 months in 100% French oak barrels. BOUQUET Leads with aromas of fresh red berries and dried herbs, supported by hints of toasty oak and vanilla. TASTE Rich and smooth with a balanced acidity, featuring strawberry fl avors upfront, followed by notes of herbs and vanilla. FOOD PAIRING Beckon Bien Nacido Pinot Noir is an ideal match for roasted white meats, lamb and meaty fi sh, as well as a variety of soft and fresh cheeses like brie and ricotta
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