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Byron Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County 2013

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The 2013 vintage was an overall dry year with a moderate winter and spring. These conditions led to an abundance of extremely high quality fruit with flavors of dark berry, cherry, hints of floral and mineral. This is an approachable wine that displays the beautiful floral and mineral character typical of Santa Barbara Pinot Noir.

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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 Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464772,564
4.00 5
12/08/2014

Fearless red berry and cherry aromas with heat and spice in equal measure. Good floral aromas, mountain herbs and a touch of violet. In the mouth, it's quite fruit forward, full of red fruit, mostly cherry but with some strawberry, cranberry and even watermelon though that's much lighter. Fresh acidity and good structure support the fruit flavors but stay to the back, giving away the fine care that was put into this bottle to balance the vanilla notes of the oak with the fruit, acidity, tannins and the herbal, medicinal finish. 88 pts.


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Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464772,564
4.40 5
12/08/2014

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Byron Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County

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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/18/2015

It’s hard to find a tastier Pinot Noir for this price. Aromas of rose petals, pungent violets and raspberry juice show just a touch of chai tea, and the palate proves juicy and fun, with cranberry, pomegranate and raspberry elements. Black tea and mocha flavors add just enough seriousness.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/18/2015

Dazzling cherry Jolly Rancher notes on the nose, with bold currant and warm spice notes on the palate. Rich fruit and a velvety finish, with just enough acidity to give it vibrancy without being tart. Great with more savory dishes, especially mildly spicy ones.



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The 2013 vintage was an overall dry year with a moderate winter and spring. These conditions led to an abundance of extremely high quality fruit with flavors of dark berry, cherry, hints of floral and mineral. This is an approachable wine that displays the beautiful floral and mineral character typical of Santa Barbara Pinot Noir.

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