2012 Sandler Wine Company Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Maria Valley
Drink between 2014 - 2020 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 28

  • CMN wrote: (91 points)

    February 24, 2016 - On pop and pour greeted by beautiful ripe red fruit - rhubarb, cranberry and pomegranate -- plus a touch of orange rind and a green, mossy note. Very smooth and silky, easy drinking right from the get go. With several hours of air, the green note turned somewhat bitter and more prominent. Recommend no decant. In a very nice spot now.

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  • dhammer53 wrote: (91 points)

    December 4, 2015 - Nice pinot for the WineBerserker special price. Nice nose. Silky, smooth, and rich. I thought the color was more Central Coast than Oregon (light). After a couple of hours, you could really smell the cherry and spice. Drank this with salmon. Drink or hold.

  • Djfermentation Likes this wine: (93 points)

    May 25, 2015 - Wow Ed! This one continues to deliver. We had this one side by side with a Williams Selyem Sonoma Coast from the same year and the Sandler Bien Nacido was the clear favorite among our guests. Terrific California Pinot!

  • RDHudak wrote: (92 points)

    February 1, 2015 - Rich S. nailed it. An outstanding Pinot that I wish I had more of. Juicy, food friendly and simply delicious. 92+

  • King Cab wrote: (93 points)

    February 1, 2015 - Beautiful light cranberry color with purple tinges edges. Nose of sweet red raspberries, red cherries and some strawberries. Palate shows an amazingly lilty wine which seems to glide across the tongue. Deeply fruited with some exotic tea leaf, red-cranberries and orange zest. Beautiful mid-palate with some soft berry tartness, this is elegant and majestic, it keeps you focused on its focus. Tannins are complicated but friendly and overall balance spot-on. Finish is long and true to everything I just said, this is pure joy--- pure joy.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2012 Santa Lucia Highlands: A Winemaker’s Vintage (July 2014) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Sandler Wine Company
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Bien Nacido Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Maria Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 131 (48%)
  • Consumed 138 (51%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

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