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2020 Vintage Accolades

2020 Solomon Hills Vineyard Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley

Platinum Medal - Texsom, June 2022
94 Points & Editor’s Choice - Wine Enthusiast, April-June 2022
92 Points - International Wine Report, April-June 2022

2020 Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah Santa Maria Valley

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast, April-June 2022
91 Points - International Wine Report, April-June 2022

2020 Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley

Gold Medal - Texsom, June 2022
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast, April-June 2022
93 Points - International Wine Report, April-June 2022

2020 Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast, April-June 2022
90 Points - International Wine Report, April-June 2022

2019 Vintage Accolades

2019 Chardonnay Block Nº I-1

91 Points - Antonio Galloni, October 2021
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast, October 2021
94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck, May 2021
92 Points - The SOMM Journal, June/July 2021
91 Points - One of the Year’s Best US Chardonnay’s - Wine & Spirits, October 2021

2019 Chardonnay Block Nº 11D3

92 Points - Antonio Galloni, October 2021
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast, October 2021
93 Points - Jeb Dunnuck, May 2021
90 Points - The SOMM Journal, June/July 2021
92 Points - Wine Spectacular, Web 2021

2019 Pinot Noir Block Nº 42A

90 Points - Antonio Galloni, October 2021
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast, October 2021
92 Points - Jeb Dunnuck, May 2021
93 Points - The SOMM Journal, June/July 2021

2019 Pinot Noir Block Nº 42B

92 Points - Antonio Galloni, October 2021
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast, October 2021
93 Points - Jeb Dunnuck, May 2021
92 Points - The SOMM Journal, June/July 2021
91 Points - Wine Spectator, September 2021

2019 Syrah Block Nº 49A

92 Points - Antonio Galloni, October 2021
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast, October 2021
94+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck, May 2021
94 Points - The SOMM Journal, June/July 2021

2019 Syrah Block Nº 11D1

90 Points - Wine Spectator, December 2021
93 Points - Antonio Galloni, October 2021
95 Points & Editors’ Choice - Wine Enthusiast, October 2021
94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck, May 2021
95 Points - The SOMM Journal, June/July 2021

Press

10 Central Coast Delights at 90+ Points

Explore the diversity of California's wine with these new reviews of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and more from Santa Barbara, Monterey and beyond.
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Wineries to Watch

Here are two relative newcomers that caught our attention during our first tastings of 2022.
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The 42 Best Syrahs to Buy Right Now

Our favorite Syrahs from familiar regions in California and Australia and less-expected locales in Idaho and beyond.
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Dynamic Duo Release Optik Wines

Bien Nacido Vineyard Owners Tap Joey Tensley for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah
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Miller Family Wine Company Collaborates With Joey Tensley to Launch optik Wines

Miller Family Wine Company, a division of the industry-leading Thornhill Companies, is excited to announce the launch of optik, a new brand featuring a collection of vineyard designated wines from Bien Nacido Vineyard, crafted by acclaimed Santa Barbara winemaker Joey Tensley.
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