Byron Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley 2005

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Snooth User: dista23
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10/11/2008

"Ultrarich and concentrated, with layer of fig, citrus and tangerine flavors that are shaded by toasty oak, filling out the flavor profile and ending with a complex marshmallow edge. Drink now through 2011. 9,798 cases made." WS 93


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Source: The Wine Closet
05/19/2009

Byron 05 SMV Chardonnay - 93 Points, Wine SpectatorUltrarich and concentrated, with layers of fig, citrus and tangerine flavors that are shaded by toasty oak, filling out the flavor profile and ending with a complex marshmallow edge. Drink now through 2011. 9,798 cases made. -JLTasting Notes: Staying true to the consistent nature of Chardonnay from this cool coastal appellation, Byron's 2005 Chardonnay combines vibrant fruit character with a rich texture and a silky finish. Aromas of orange blossom, Anjou pear and hazelnut are accented by hints of mineral and toasty oak. On the palate, the wine is well balanced with traces of peach, mandarin orange and toasty brown spice with along, lingering finish. Acclaim: 93 Points - Wine Spectator, James Laube, April 2008 Gold Medal - 2008 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition Winemaker Notes: Byron 2005 Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley is styled to highlight the vivid aromas and flavors of our cool climate fruit enhanced by careful winemaking. The wine was 100% barrel fermented with 100% malo-lactic fermentation. Additional layers of complexity were achieved through sur lie aging and weekly hand stirring of the barrels known as batonage. Native yeasts, which contribute silkiness and depth to the wine, were used on selected lots. Vineyard Profile: The Nielson Vineyard is Santa Barbara County's oldest commercial vineyard, planted in 1964. These vines, most of which are planted to the acclaimed Wente clone of Chardonnay, consistently produce low yields of small, intensely flavored berries. The lean, low-vigor soils and cool, coastal climate of the Nielson Vineyard make it ideal for growing world-class Chardonnay. Our Master Vineyard Team, a small highly experienced team of vineyard managers and workers, practices one of the most rigorous vineyard management programs in the industry to ensure the utmost quality of our fruit. Technical Information: Varietal Component: 100% Chardonnay Appellation: Santa Maria Valley Aging: 10 months in 100% French Oak (25% new French oak) Alcohol: 14.5%, pH: 3.32, TA: 7.68 gal/liter Harvest Date: September, 2005 Bottling Date: July 20, 2006 Case Production: 9,798 ( 9L cases)


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09/16/2009

Ultrarich and concentrated, with layers of fig, citrus and tangerine flavors that are shaded by toasty oak, filling out the flavor profile and ending with a complex marshmallow edge. Drink now through 2011.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Byron 05 SMV Chardonnay - 93 Points, Wine Spectator<br/><br/>Ultrarich and concentrated, with layers of fig, citrus and tangerine flavors that are shaded by toasty oak, filling out the flavor profile and ending with a complex marshmallow edge. Drink now through 2011. 9,798 cases made. <em>-JL</em><br/><br/><strong>Tasting Notes:</strong><br/> Staying true to the consistent nature of Chardonnay from this cool coastal appellation, Byron's 2005 Chardonnay combines vibrant fruit character with a rich texture and a silky finish. Aromas of orange blossom, Anjou pear and hazelnut are accented by hints of mineral and toasty oak. On the palate, the wine is well balanced with traces of peach, mandarin orange and toasty brown spice with along, lingering finish. <br/><br/> <strong>Acclaim:</strong><br/> 93 Points - <em>Wine Spectator</em>, James Laube, April 2008<br/> Gold Medal - 2008 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition <br/><br/> <strong>Winemaker Notes:</strong><br/> Byron 2005 Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley is styled to highlight the vivid aromas and flavors of our cool climate fruit enhanced by careful winemaking. The wine was 100% barrel fermented with 100% malo-lactic fermentation. Additional layers of complexity were achieved through sur lie aging and weekly hand stirring of the barrels known as batonage. Native yeasts, which contribute silkiness and depth to the wine, were used on selected lots. <br/><br/> <strong>Vineyard Profile:</strong><br/> The Nielson Vineyard is Santa Barbara County's oldest commercial vineyard, planted in 1964. These vines, most of which are planted to the acclaimed Wente clone of Chardonnay, consistently produce low yields of small, intensely flavored berries. The lean, low-vigor soils and cool, coastal climate of the Nielson Vineyard make it ideal for growing world-class Chardonnay. Our Master Vineyard Team, a small highly experienced team of vineyard managers and workers, practices one of the most rigorous vineyard management programs in the industry to ensure the utmost quality of our fruit. <br/><br/> <strong>Technical Information:</strong><br/> Varietal Component: 100% Chardonnay<br/> Appellation: Santa Maria Valley<br/> Aging: 10 months in 100% French Oak (25% new French oak)<br/> Alcohol: 14.5%, pH: 3.32, TA: 7.68 gal/liter<br/> Harvest Date: September, 2005<br/> Bottling Date: July 20, 2006<br/> Case Production: 9,798 ( 9L cases)<br/><br/>

Byron 05 SMV Chardonnay - 93 Points, Wine Spectator<br/><br/>Ultrarich and concentrated, with layers of fig, citrus and tangerine flavors that are shaded by toasty oak, filling out the flavor profile and ending with a complex marshmallow edge. Drink now through 2011. 9,798 cases made. <em>-JL</em><br/><br/><strong>Tasting Notes:</strong><br/> Staying true to the consistent nature of Chardonnay from this cool coastal appellation, Byron's 2005 Chardonnay combines vibrant fruit character with a rich texture and a silky finish. Aromas of orange blossom, Anjou pear and hazelnut are accented by hints of mineral and toasty oak. On the palate, the wine is well balanced with traces of peach, mandarin orange and toasty brown spice with along, lingering finish. <br/><br/> <strong>Acclaim:</strong><br/> 93 Points - <em>Wine Spectator</em>, James Laube, April 2008<br/> Gold Medal - 2008 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition <br/><br/> <strong>Winemaker Notes:</strong><br/> Byron 2005 Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley is styled to highlight the vivid aromas and flavors of our cool climate fruit enhanced by careful winemaking. The wine was 100% barrel fermented with 100% malo-lactic fermentation. Additional layers of complexity were achieved through sur lie aging and weekly hand stirring of the barrels known as batonage. Native yeasts, which contribute silkiness and depth to the wine, were used on selected lots. <br/><br/> <strong>Vineyard Profile:</strong><br/> The Nielson Vineyard is Santa Barbara County's oldest commercial vineyard, planted in 1964. These vines, most of which are planted to the acclaimed Wente clone of Chardonnay, consistently produce low yields of small, intensely flavored berries. The lean, low-vigor soils and cool, coastal climate of the Nielson Vineyard make it ideal for growing world-class Chardonnay. Our Master Vineyard Team, a small highly experienced team of vineyard managers and workers, practices one of the most rigorous vineyard management programs in the industry to ensure the utmost quality of our fruit. <br/><br/> <strong>Technical Information:</strong><br/> Varietal Component: 100% Chardonnay<br/> Appellation: Santa Maria Valley<br/> Aging: 10 months in 100% French Oak (25% new French oak)<br/> Alcohol: 14.5%, pH: 3.32, TA: 7.68 gal/liter<br/> Harvest Date: September, 2005<br/> Bottling Date: July 20, 2006<br/> Case Production: 9,798 ( 9L cases)<br/><br/>

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