2019 Migration Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard
Highlighting lush, layered flavors, bright acidity and impeccably balanced French oak, Migration is dedicated to crafting wines from the finest cool-climate winegrowing regions. Established in 1973, Bien Nacido has earned a reputation as one of California’s premier vineyards. Our prized blocks include original 1973 plantings, as well as vines planted in 1991. Grown in soils with abundant limestone, these older vines produce a gorgeous Chardonnay with complex minerality, a lovely texture and multilayered citrus and orange blossom flavors.
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir; Hand harvested and whole cluster pressed cold to tank, racked to barrel for cool barrel fermentation on lees.
One of California’s Grand Cru-caliber vineyards, Bien Nacido yielded a lush and luxurious Pinot Noir with layers of blackberry, black raspberry, sweet baking spices and hints of rustic underlying earthiness. On the palate, soft, silky tannins accentuate the generous dark berry flavors while carrying the wine to a long, rich finish.
On the Central Coast, cooler summer temperatures with no major heat events ensured a long growing season and abundant hangtime, leading to perfect ripeness and flavor development in the grapes. Lower-than-average yields and smaller berries resulted in incredibly rich and concentrated wines, with our Central Coast reds possessing amazing color, bright acids and deep, lush flavors, and our whites displaying beautiful brightness and sophisticated citrus and stone fruit layers.