Founded by Dick Doré and Bill Wathen in 1985.Sustainable wine-growers. Solar-powered winery.
95 Points - Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate
"I loved the two Pinot Noirs from the Bien Nacido Vineyard, and
both have distinct characters. The inky colored, rich,
concentrated, yet gorgeously pure 2014 Pinot Noir Block 43 Bien
Nacido Vineyard (destemmed and aged in 40% new French oak) gives up
fabulous notes of very ripe raspberries, spring flowers, forest
floor and a touch of oak in its textured, rich, layered, silky
personality. This is a fabulous wine."
93 Points - Tasting Panel Magazine
" Smooth, lush and juicy with ripe black cherry and mellow style;
ripe, tangy and long."
92 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous
"The 2014 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Block 43 offers lovely depth and
creaminess in a surprisingly succulent style for this site. Then
again, this parcel was planted for Foxen with Dijon clones that
naturally yield generous fruit. Underlying beams of salinity confer
freshness and persistence throughout that balance the fruit nicely.
Sweet dark red and purplish fruit, mint and sweet spice meld into
the fleshy, inviting finish."
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