Customer review – J. Wilkes Wines, 2003 Pinot Noir, Bien Nacido Vineyard

This famed wine vineyard in the country has once again flexed its muscles in showing why this special cultivated land with its geographic proximity to the Pacific and ideal climate with its cool foggy nights and sun kissed days blesses these vines.

Jeff Wilkes has taken these grapes and brought them back to his Santa Maria Valley wine making home and gotten a tremendous profile from this vintage.

Immediately, I get a nose full of the Central Coast with notes of bright, semi-sour and acidic raspberry-rhubarb compote with good concentration, balance and minerality.  From its bottle age, there is a cloudiness that is only achieved through patience of time.  Possessing a deep ruby color, this wine holds up strong with a long finish on the back palette that does not disipate for many seconds.

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