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Byron Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley 2015

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This smells a bit of soil and rocks, with notes of pressed flowers and dried banana peel over nutty dried apple fruit. Bright in the mouth yet showing an edge of creaminess on the mid-palate. Notes of butterscotch and crème brûlée accent the modest core of apple and pear fruit. The oak influence is obvious but sweet here, and that sweetness really pops on the finish where this wine kicks things into another gear. Really strong fruit, nut and oak spice finish is lovely. 89pts

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Byron Vineyard & Winery:
In the 1980s Santa Barbara gathered fame as a cluster of serious vintners started producing Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays that were praised for their character, depth and honesty. Among the group was Ken Brown who established his Byron Winery on the site of the original, historic Nielsen Vineyard. Brown’s innovative gravity-feed winemaking facility and intensive viticultural experiments helped re... Read more
In the 1980s Santa Barbara gathered fame as a cluster of serious vintners started producing Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays that were praised for their character, depth and honesty. Among the group was Ken Brown who established his Byron Winery on the site of the original, historic Nielsen Vineyard. Brown’s innovative gravity-feed winemaking facility and intensive viticultural experiments helped revolutionize cold-climate grape growing in California. Today, Byron is focused on single vineyard and regional bottlings of Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from the best benchland sites throughout Santa Barbara County. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Byron Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/24/2012

This smells a bit of soil and rocks, with notes of pressed flowers and dried banana peel over nutty dried apple fruit. Bright in the mouth yet showing an edge of creaminess on the mid-palate. Notes of butterscotch and crème brûlée accent the modest core of apple and pear fruit. The oak influence is obvious but sweet here, and that sweetness really pops on the finish where this wine kicks things into another gear. Really strong fruit, nut and oak spice finish is lovely. 89pts


Member Reviews for Byron Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578087,037
3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 01/29/2013

Nice chardonnay from Santa Barbara County. Well balanced, nothing over the top but also nothing spectacular, just a good mid-week drinker well worth the price.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 06/10/2013

Nice apple and pear tart aromas with some fresh pie crust and baking spice accents. Luscious texture and has a creamy weight but retains a nice acidity to balance it and keep it vibrant. Tree fruit flavors with hints of apple, pear and some peach as well as hints of nectarine citrus and an ever so slight herbal note. Bright, crisp and well structured. Very tasty and drinking very well at 6 years! 92 pts. 6/9/13


Snooth User: dista23
79950305
0.00 5
Vintage: 2005 10/10/2008

"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


Snooth User: hawk1
973853
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 11/13/2008

Five glasses


Snooth User: HBPirates
7800846
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 03/06/2010

Coming from California's Central Coast, this wine delivers notes of caramel apple and hazelnut without the overpowering oak flavors that often prevail in chardonnays. The silky texture lingers on the tongue while the crispness of the wine is reminiscent of the cool ocean breezes that prevail through the area. This chardonnay then finishes with a touch of refreshing acidity and pairs well with light fish, such as tilapia, or chicken.


External Reviews for Byron Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley

External Review
Vintage: 2011 02/13/2013

The Byron Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay is very rich and full in the 2011 vintage. Under the creamy lees and buttered toast are scads of pineapples, pears and papayas.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 10/11/2012

The Byron Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay is very rich and full in the 2010 vintage. Under the creamy lees and buttered toast are scads of pineapples, pears and papayas.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 10/08/2010

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External Review
Vintage: 2008 08/01/2011

Very rich, reflecting 100% barrel fermentation in partial new oak and 100% malolactic fermentation. Under the creamy lees and buttered toast are scads of pineapples, pears and papayas. The grapes come from the Nielson Vineyard.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 01/15/2009

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesStaying true to the consistent nature of Chardonnay from this cool coastal appellation, Byrons 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.


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Vintage: 2006 04/30/2010

Byron Chardonnay Nielson Vineyard 2006 and all other premium wine from Byron available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.


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