ONX 2020 Noble Intrigue Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah (Santa Maria Valley) Rating and Review | Wine Enthusiast
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ONX 2020 Noble Intrigue Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah (Santa Maria Valley)

ONX 2020 Noble Intrigue Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah (Santa Maria Valley)

Rating
95
Price
$70
Winery
ONX
Region
Wine Type
Red
Alcohol
15.7%
Bottle Size
750 ml
Issue Date
12/1/2023
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Nearly opaque in the glass, this blend of Bien Nacido's blocks 11 and X is meaty and rich on the nose, combining dense elderberry-jam aromas with funky kicks of iodine and seaweed. The palate is powerful and spicy, with more elderberry jam flavors decorated by caramel, toasted herb and cracked pepper flavors while maintaining balance. Matt Kettmann

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*Products deemed unacceptable (receving a rating below 80 points) are not reviewed.

98-100

Classic
The Pinnacle of quality

94-97

Superb
A great achievement

90-93

Excellent
Highly recommended

87-89

Very Good
Often good value; well recommended

83-86

Good
Suitable for everyday consumption, often good value

80-82

Acceptable
Can be employed


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