Lane Tanner 1999 Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley)

Dark and ripe, the wine shows typical Bien Nacido aromas of sun-dried tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms, hard spices and deep notes of plum and blackberry. Oak adds smoky, charred, vanilla elements. Achieves the impossible by being both big and light at the same time. The size is in the flavors, which are fruity and enormous. Yet there's a lilt, an airiness that is, in a word, elegant. Tannins are pure silk, and the finish is long and spicy.

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