2012 Site Wines Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Maria Valley
Drink between 2017 - 2022 (Edit)
CT91.5 7 reviews
Label borrowed from 2014
Label borrowed from 2014
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • oenophilemoose wrote: flawed

    October 13, 2019 - Another bad bottle purchased from an online auction website. Caveat emptor.

  • rharl wrote: 92 points

    June 24, 2019 - Drank great - smoothed slightly with air but no reason to wait...

  • pgb67 wrote: 92 points

    August 8, 2018 - This really hit the spot with a hearty beef dinner. Layered, sumptuous and aromatically deep. Robust tannins complement the palate of licorice, blueberries, sage, black pepper. Bien Nacido is one of my favorite spots for California Syrah … maybe any Syrah.

  • BVal wrote: 92 points

    April 21, 2017 - Color: dark, nearly opaque magenta -> dense ruby rim. Tight nose that needed some time to open up; blackberries, black cherries, dark chocolate and liquid smoke. Plump, young palate; silky smooth with a light, well integrated tannin profile. Black fruited palate with some asphalt and minerality; there's a lot to like here. Reminds me a bit of some Booker wines from Paso. Quite lovely and well balanced; youthful now but with room for positive evolution.

  • The Wine Write Likes this wine: 90 points

    November 26, 2016 - Popped & poured, drank over 2 nights. Improved with time. Dark, almost black in the glass. Aromas are brooding and need some coaxing, but the cherry fruit is there. On the palate, the juice is much more lively. The fruit pops. Lots of life ahead, this likely will be better in a few years.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    Focus on Santa Barbara County (Dec 2014), 12/1/2014 (link)

    (Site Wine Co. Syrah Bien Nacido Santa Maria Valley Santa Maria Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/12/2013 (link) 89 points

    (Site Wines Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard) Barrel sample - very dark magenta color; appealing, roasted black fruit, violets, tart berry nose; roasted black fruit, violets, tart berry, pepper palate with firm tannins; needs 4-plus years; medium-plus finish 89-91 points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Site Wines
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Bien Nacido Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Maria Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 9 (36%)
  • Consumed 16 (64%)

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