A facade of jelly donut masks grapefruit, squished bug and dirty baby diaper while mid-nose flabbiness agrees with the slight brick. All your barnyard dreams come alive as toasted coffee grounds enter and head down the shrill fruit path through straw, brick and wood, wet leather calving piercing shards of acidic electricity off the cherry iceberg and driving them into the sides of your tongue. Tin-can finish works bright patches around rust and scraps of chalky label, the licorice-bay edge is thoughtful, teetering on tertiary and beautiful. How much do you love Bien Nacido?!?!
2011 QUPE Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Santa Barbara County 13.5