2016 Bien Nacido Vineyards Estate Syrah
Syrah - 750ML
2016 Bien Nacido Vineyards Estate Syrah
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Reg: $59.94

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In Stock: 24+ btls
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ETA: Pending

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VN 95
Vinous, September 2019
The 2016 Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard is fabulous and also shows just how well suited parts of this site are to Syrah. Dense and pliant, with tremendous character, the 2016 has so much to say. Inky dark fruit, leather...   The 2016 Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard is fabulous and also shows just how well suited parts of this site are to Syrah. Dense and pliant, with tremendous character, the 2016 has so much to say. Inky dark fruit, leather, licorice, menthol, spice and tobacco add aromatic nuance, but the 2017 is really a wine of depth, texture and resonance. A dollop of Viognier rounds out the blend. -- Antonio Galloni  
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, March 2020
Very gamy aromas of raw and roasted lamb, rosemary tips and sweet tar dominate the nose on this bottling from the iconic vineyard. The tarry and raw meats tones extend to the palate as well, where dried berries and...   Very gamy aromas of raw and roasted lamb, rosemary tips and sweet tar dominate the nose on this bottling from the iconic vineyard. The tarry and raw meats tones extend to the palate as well, where dried berries and cracked black-pepper flavors ride a simmering acidity. MATT KETTMANN  
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2019
The 2016 Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard comes from the Z block and is co-fermented with 2% Viognier. It has a very deep purple-black color with vibrant magenta hints and an exuberant, wonderfully powerful nose of black and...   The 2016 Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard comes from the Z block and is co-fermented with 2% Viognier. It has a very deep purple-black color with vibrant magenta hints and an exuberant, wonderfully powerful nose of black and green olive, cracked black and green peppercorn, cassis, blueberry and boysenberry preserves plus warm blackcurrants, violets, lilacs, saddle leather, bitter chocolate and tar—dense, layered and deep. Full-bodied, it fills the mouth with oodles of ripe, savory-accented fruits, with very ripe, finely grained tannins and juicy freshness to foil, finishing very long and flavorful. Yum! 611 cases were made. - EB  
DC 91
Decanter, July 2019
The Bien Nacido Estate Syrah is bright and energetic in the 2016 vintage. These vines were planted in 1995 on top of a mixture of volcanic, clay and shale soils. Contains 2% Viognier, aged for 16 months in 600L demimuids...   The Bien Nacido Estate Syrah is bright and energetic in the 2016 vintage. These vines were planted in 1995 on top of a mixture of volcanic, clay and shale soils. Contains 2% Viognier, aged for 16 months in 600L demimuids, and around 75% whole cluster fermentation was used. The nose is perfumed and floral, with dried lavender, fresh violets, and a hint of charred earth in the background. Dark cherry, raspberry compote and coriander notes appear on the palate, and the finish is long and lifted.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML