Bien Nacido Vineyard
2021 Waypoint

Bien Nacido Vineyard


This is a profoundly aromatic, expressive, and complex Syrah from the famous Bien Nacido Vineyards in California’s Santa Maria Valley. Leads with dark, brooding black fruits, tobacco, dried violets, and delivers a medium-bodied red overflowing with plums and cherries and framed by a voluptuous mid-palate texture backed by tangy blood orange acidity. A long finish reveals dark chocolate, white pepper, and dried herbs.


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This Bien Nacido Syrah entices with a nose of violets, lavender, and a touch of graphite. Evolving in the glass, the bouquet continues to unveil layers of blackcurrant, anise, and roasted herbs. On the palate, layered dark fruit balances notes of leather, and a subtle thread of earthiness, both fresh and sophisticated.


One of the oldest cool-climate vineyards in California, Bien Nacido Vineyard has become one of the most coveted sources of cool-climate Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah in California. Meaning “Well Born” in Spanish, Bien Nacido was planted on the historic site of the Rancho Tepusquet land grant, a plot of land that was granted to Tomás Olivera in 1837, when California was still a part of Mexico. The Olivera Family’s adobe, built in 1857, still graces the estate today – a majestic sentinel looking after the vines.