Pinot Noir
Bien Nacido Vineyard

Pinot Noir

Bien Nacido Vineyard


This is our second vintage of the historic Bien Nacido Vineyards in Santa Maria Valley AVA and it just keeps getting better! In 2010, Flying Goat Cellars began sourcing grapes from old vines at Bien Nacido Vineyard Block N. We are thrilled to source Martini clone from the original 1973 plantings that came from stock grown by the University of California, Davis, and grow on their own rootstock. The vineyard has 12×7 spacing and vertical shoot positioning (VSP) trellis system. Soil type is Elder loam and Elder shaly loam on a 9-15% slope, allowing for great drainage. The Miller family own and farm this vineyard, along with Solomon Hills.

Tasting Notes

Our Bien Nacido speaks of rustic elegance with a dusty nose offering hints of clove, nutmeg, black plum and old leather. The wine shows a beautiful dark garnet color and earthy flavors on the palate that combine with a hint of pepper spice and blackberry. This youthful wine displays some ageable tannins that will allow it to cellar nicely for 5-7 years. Pair this wine with beef bourguignon, smoked ham or BBQ ribs. For dessert try dried apricots dipped in chocolate fondue or a mild cheese drizzled with truffle honey.


Harvest: September 28, 2011
Bottled: January 14, 2013
Released: December 7, 2013
Production: 51 cases
Alcohol: 13.8% by volume
pH: 3.64
TA: .58 g/100ml
Clone: 13 (Martini)

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Price: $60.00
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