2012 Tyler Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Old Vines

"More marine and mineral-laced, the 2012 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Old Vine is more masculine and Burgundian than the N Block. Black cherries, underbrush, earth and licorice all come together beautifully, and this beauty hits the palate with a medium-bodied, seamless and elegant texture that carries fantastic length and persistence. Give it a year and enjoy bottles through 2022. Justin Willett continues to knock it out of the park with these new releases, and few people in the Central Coast are doing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay better than this guy. These all lean toward the more focused, energetic end of the spectrum, yet they have solid mid-palate depth, vibrant fruit and classy profiles that keep you coming back to the glass." [+]