2011 Tyler Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Old Vine Santa Maria ...$66.99
The 2011 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Old Vines is a floral, perfumed and pure Pinot Noir that has a grippy, tactile richness that comes through on the palate. Offering up notions of black cherry, flower garden, rose petal, underbrush and crushed stone-like minerality, it possess gorgeous purity and definition, as well as serious length. It should hit prime drinking in another 3-4 years and drink nicely through 2025. Drink 2015-2025.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
The first vintage for this cuvee, the 2011 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict comes from vines planted in 1971. It shows the house style with its lithe, racy feel, clean, classic aromatics and edgy underlying minerality. Lime, citrus, sappy underbrush and crushed stone all flow from this medium-bodied, rich and layered beauty; it too should benefit from another year in bottle. Drink 2014-2019.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate