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Byron Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Sierra Madre Vineyard 2007

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<strong>2007 Pinot Noir Sierra Madre Vineyard: </strong>Profoundly aromatic, the 2007 Sierra Madre Vineyard carries it's heft with grace. Made entirely from clone 115, this wine has a magnificent core of black fruit, and it is a great example of what this historic vineyard site is capable of. <br/><br/> The Sierra Madre Vineyard has a rich, 38 year history! Originally planted by Harley Martin in 1971, the vineyard changed hands several times before being purchased by Mondavi in 1996. Mondavi began replanting the vineyard using a multitude of rootstock and clone combinations that give it the distinction it owns today. Currently owned by Doug Circle (he purchased the property in 2003), winery clients have included Au Bon Climat, David Bruce Winery, Kenneth Volk Vineyards, Hitching Post Wines, Edna Valley Vineyard, Gainey Vineyard, Hahn Estates, Sanford Winery, Wild Horse Winery and Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines. <br/><br/> We feel truly blessed to bring this highly sought after fruit into the Missing Leg Label for the 2007 vintage! Enjoy every sip!<br/><br/>

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Thank you for visiting Sierra Madre Vineyard’s website. I hope you’ll take the opportunity to read about our historic Santa Maria Valley vineyard and the fine producers who have made wine from it over the past three decades. My wife and I were blessed with the stewardship of this celebrated gem in 2003. We continue to sell most of our fruit to the most incredible Pinot Noir and Chardonnay prod... Read more
Thank you for visiting Sierra Madre Vineyard’s website. I hope you’ll take the opportunity to read about our historic Santa Maria Valley vineyard and the fine producers who have made wine from it over the past three decades. My wife and I were blessed with the stewardship of this celebrated gem in 2003. We continue to sell most of our fruit to the most incredible Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producers in California, and have also launched our own little wine brand that we hope you’ll enjoy as well. Sierra Madre Vineyard is the most northern and one of the westernmost vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley, only 15 miles from the coast, and benefits greatly from its unique marine influence. An exceptionally cool growing season encourages slow ripening over a long period of time, allowing for the development of structure and flavor intensity. At Sierra Madre Vineyard, this situation is balanced by just enough heat units to fully ripen the clusters each vintage. Average temperatures throughout the growing season range from 65 to 75 degrees, making it similar to areas of Burgundy where Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were initially conceived. Originally planted in 1971, Sierra Madre Vineyard is now home to 91.4 acres of Chardonnay, 64.22 acres of Pinot Noir, 11.97 acres of Pinot Gris and 5.8 acres of Pinot Blanc. Most of the original vines were replanted by then Byron Winemaker, Ken Brown. Because of Pinot Noir's extreme clone sensitivity, Brown was meticulous in his quest to combine each desirable rootstock and clone, to create a veritable winemaker's candy store of combinations. This allows Sierra Madre customers the opportunity to work with their preferred combination, or to use different combinations as components to complex the finished wine. Read less

External Reviews for Byron Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Sierra Madre Vineyard

External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
10/11/2009

2007 Pinot Noir Sierra Madre Vineyard: Profoundly aromatic, the 2007 Sierra Madre Vineyard carries it's heft with grace. Made entirely from clone 115, this wine has a magnificent core of black fruit, and it is a great example of what this historic vineyard site is capable of. The Sierra Madre Vineyard has a rich, 38 year history! Originally planted by Harley Martin in 1971, the vineyard changed hands several times before being purchased by Mondavi in 1996. Mondavi began replanting the vineyard using a multitude of rootstock and clone combinations that give it the distinction it owns today. Currently owned by Doug Circle (he purchased the property in 2003), winery clients have included Au Bon Climat, David Bruce Winery, Kenneth Volk Vineyards, Hitching Post Wines, Edna Valley Vineyard, Gainey Vineyard, Hahn Estates, Sanford Winery, Wild Horse Winery and Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines. We feel truly blessed to bring this highly sought after fruit into the Missing Leg Label for the 2007 vintage! Enjoy every sip!


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/22/2011

Entirely sourced from estate vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley and aged in French oak. Very dark and shiny red, almost murky but still ever so slightly translucent at the core. A very lifted, perfumed nose displays black cherry, raspberry, powdered... Cory Gowan. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2007 Sierra Madre Vineyards Pinot Noir 750ml


External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
12/20/2009

2007 Pinot Noir Sierra Madre Vineyard: Profoundly aromatic, the 2007 Sierra Madre Vineyard carries it's heft with grace. Made entirely from clone 115, this wine has a magnificent core of black fruit, and it is a great example of what this historic vineyard site is capable of. The Sierra Madre Vineyard has a rich, 38 year history! Originally planted by Harley Martin in 1971, the vineyard changed hands several times before being purchased by Mondavi in 1996. Mondavi began replanting the vineyard using a multitude of rootstock and clone combinations that give it the distinction it owns today. Currently owned by Doug Circle (he purchased the property in 2003), winery clients have included Au Bon Climat, David Bruce Winery, Kenneth Volk Vineyards, Hitching Post Wines, Edna Valley Vineyard, Gainey Vineyard, Hahn Estates, Sanford Winery, Wild Horse Winery and Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines. Missing Leg wines are produced by Turley winemaker, Karl Wicka, at the Turley winery in Paso Robles. If you love his Zinfandel, youll love his Pinot Noir!



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<strong>2007 Pinot Noir Sierra Madre Vineyard: </strong>Profoundly aromatic, the 2007 Sierra Madre Vineyard carries it's heft with grace. Made entirely from clone 115, this wine has a magnificent core of black fruit, and it is a great example of what this historic vineyard site is capable of. <br/><br/> The Sierra Madre Vineyard has a rich, 38 year history! Originally planted by Harley Martin in 1971, the vineyard changed hands several times before being purchased by Mondavi in 1996. Mondavi began replanting the vineyard using a multitude of rootstock and clone combinations that give it the distinction it owns today. Currently owned by Doug Circle (he purchased the property in 2003), winery clients have included Au Bon Climat, David Bruce Winery, Kenneth Volk Vineyards, Hitching Post Wines, Edna Valley Vineyard, Gainey Vineyard, Hahn Estates, Sanford Winery, Wild Horse Winery and Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines. <br/><br/> We feel truly blessed to bring this highly sought after fruit into the Missing Leg Label for the 2007 vintage! Enjoy every sip!<br/><br/>

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