The Ojai Vineyard Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

$48

New release of Ojai's fantastic Bien Nacido Pinot Noir. Limited. previous vintage 97 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous):  "A vivid, totally alive wine, the Pinot Noir Bien Nacido is absolutely impeccable. Dark cherries, plums, mint, cloves and new leather are some of the many notes that take shape in the glass. The 2010 stands out for its delineation, nuance and breathtaking finesse. Cool veins of minerality support the finish. Next to the Solomon Hills, the Bien Nacido Pinot is a little more savory and aromatically nuanced, while the fruit is less overt. It will be fascinating to compare the two wines as they age in bottle..." ...This is a fabulous set of wines from Ojai. Winemaker/Proprietor Adam Tolmach and Assistant Winemaker Fabien Castel hit the ball out of the park with a number of these new releases. Frankly, I am not sure where to start, as there are so many wines here that are worthy of serious consideration... As a consumer, sometimes it feels there are no great values left in California. Ojai is a rare exception. These wines deliver the goods (and then some) yet remain exceptionally fairly priced."

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Ratings on Delectable

Drew DiMatteo Delectable Pro

Elegant and succulent Pinot, tasted with Fabien Castel of Ojai Vineyards.

Elegant and succulent Pinot, tasted with Fabien Castel of Ojai Vineyards.

9.4

Peter J. Delectable Pro

3000

3000

8.6

Dan Fredman Delectable Pro

Chef Sommelier World of Pinot Noir

"Awesome" is inadequate as a descriptor when talking about this wine. The greatest Bien Nacido bottle I've ever experienced. #ipob14

"Awesome" is inadequate as a descriptor when talking about this wine. The greatest Bien Nacido bottle I've ever experienced. #ipob14

9.7

Gene Buonviri

Smooth, aromas of earthy dark cherry, enjoyed the tannin finish.

Smooth, aromas of earthy dark cherry, enjoyed the tannin finish.

8.9

Evelyn Marin

Not as complex as the Block 22 from the same vineyard. A bit soft and lacking the complexity and acid that most Ojai Pinots have. Still decent and enjoyable.

Not as complex as the Block 22 from the same vineyard. A bit soft and lacking the complexity and acid that most Ojai Pinots have. Still decent and enjoyable.

8.9

Andrew Benn

2012 Liked it better at In Pursuit of Balance but everything tastes better in a festive wine event with lots of gourmet bites at your side. I bet it'll be better in 2017

2012 Liked it better at In Pursuit of Balance but everything tastes better in a festive wine event with lots of gourmet bites at your side. I bet it'll be better in 2017

9.0

Chad Silverman

VVV @ Petes. Weaker nose than the rest but the team liked it. Softer than brewer, but more zip than the ABC.

VVV @ Petes. Weaker nose than the rest but the team liked it. Softer than brewer, but more zip than the ABC.

9.0

Arty Veee Delectable Pro

Bien nacido is so good, good fruit, spice and so balanced. For being a 2012 it's so good in a couple of more years it will be great

Bien nacido is so good, good fruit, spice and so balanced. For being a 2012 it's so good in a couple of more years it will be great

9.5

Noah Raizman

Very likable. Verging on overripe for my tastes.

Very likable. Verging on overripe for my tastes.

9.1

Zack Miller

Yum

Yum

9.0

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