Wine Globe USD 315.00 750ml

Byron Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley 2005

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Byron can always be counted on to come up with interesting, terroir-driven wines. This Pinot, clearly from a cool climate, is dry and tart in acids, with a silky texture and ripe, pleasing cherry, cola and mocha flavors, as well as a complex woodspice taste that lasts through the long finish.

Add winemaker's notes
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
3.38 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
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

Member Reviews for Byron Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley

Add your review
Snooth User: jon volkle
25243977
3.50 5
09/10/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Byron Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Byron can always be counted on to come up with interesting, terroir-driven wines. This Pinot, clearly from a cool climate, is dry and tart in acids, with a silky texture and ripe, pleasing cherry, cola and mocha flavors, as well as a complex woodspice taste that lasts through the long finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Smooth, rich and concentrated, with a tasty core of plum, blackberry and wild berry shaded by toasty, smoky oak. It all comes together on the finish, where it turns complex and plush. Drink now through 2007.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Aromas of ripe cherry, strawberry rhubarb and blueberry jam are accented by spicy notes, hints of mineral and cedary oak. Fills out on the finish, with a plush, mouthcoating aftertaste and ripe tannins. Drink now through 2009.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

A blend of grapes from two vineyards, including Bien Nacido, this polished Pinot shows the crushed hard spices and deep, black-cherry flavors typical of the appellation. It's still a young wine, brimming with acids and tannins, and is drinkable now, but has the stuffing for medium-term aging. It's a good value for a Santa Barbara Pinot of this quality.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Medium red. Jammy raspberry and cherry aromas offer straightforward, uncomplicated appeal. Ripe, dark fruits on the palate, with soft tannins, lowish acidity and good cling. Soft, easygoing and relatively full, with fruit and texture reminiscent of grenache.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

A very pretty wine, with complex notes of root beer, oak, vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon and smoke. The fruity flavors suggest well-ripened cherries and black plums. Polished and supple, with a long, spicy finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Smooth and supple, with appealing raspberry, sour cherry, plum and wild berry flavors that pick up a nice spicy sage, cola and cedar notes on the finish. Drink now through 2008.


1 2


All Prices

Shipping to:


Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Pinot Noir Top Lists








Snooth Media Network