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2014 Bien Nacido Estate X-Block Syrah

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March 31, 2024 - $46



96Vinous / IWC

Powerful, dense and explosive, it offers superb depth and intensity in every dimension.

94The Wine Advocate

...deep bouquet of dark chocolate, red and black plums, grilled meat and cassis. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, taut and concentrated, with serious mid-palate depth and structure...

94Jeb Dunnuck

...lots of graphite, charcoal, pepper, scorched earth and black, black fruits...medium to full-bodied, has high, integrated acidity, solid mid-palate depth and a great finish.


United States, California, South Coast, Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria Valley

Santa Barbara County is not an AVA, but a region just south of San Luis Obispo that includes the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Maria Valley appellations. Wine has been produced in the area since the 18th century when Spanish missionaries planted vineyards. It wasn’t until the 1990s, however, that producers focused on growing premier grapes for fine wines. During the 1990s more than 10,000 acres of vineyards were planted, and today there are nearly 20,000 acres of vineyards. The region received a big bump in recognition and prestige when the popular film “Sideways” was shot there in 2004. Because the region is affected by maritime weather, it is relatively cool climate makes it ideal for Chardonnay. Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and an increasingly adventuresome number of varietals are also grown successfully in Santa Barbara County.


Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.