94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Readers looking for a classic expression of this vineyard should check out the 2018 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard Block 43. More plum/ruby-hued, with a big nose of salted blackberry and raspberry fruits, iodine, leafy herbs, and rocky minerality, this beauty hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, bright, juicy acidity, some solid tannins, and a great finish. It shows the more mineral, briny, seaside style of this vineyard brilliantly and will keep for 7-8 years. Drink: 2020-2028. (8/4/20)"
|Appellation||Santa Maria Valley|