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Byron Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Sierra Madre Vineyard 2010

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Not yet reviewed; PinotFile said this about the 2009 vintage: [$25 list] 14.9% alc... Aged 10 months in 25% new French oak barrels. Sourced from the estate Nielson Vineyard planted in 1964. Deeply colored. Nicely scented with aromas of black raspberry tart, black cherries, smoky oak and rose petals. Sweet and rich with a powerful core of dark red stone fruits and berries and underpinnings of earth, anise and grilled meat. The tannins are supple and the wine’s richness and velvety mouthfeel courtesy of the alcohol will find fans... Good.

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Sierra Madre Vineyard:
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

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

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Snooth User: caboaaron13
84606038
4.00 5
02/12/2012

Same review/notes from the other Byron Pinot Noir. Great wine which won't break the bank to have on hand for friends.


Snooth User: ApelsecS
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4.00 5
10/10/2012

Four glasses


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

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/02/2011

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2010 Byron Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley 750ml


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/12/2014

Byron has been producing stellar Pinot Noirs since the late 80’s from their vineyards in the Central Coast. This is their Santa Barbara Pinot made from carefully selected clones. The climate here is ideal for Pinot as the cooling ocean breezes flow up through the valley and temper the very warm natural conditions. This 2010 is their most popular wine for a very good reason. It shows ripe strawberry, cherry and vanilla nuances on supple tannins with a lively, long finish.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
11/23/2011

The small clusters and miniscule berries produced a wine that is deep, lush and neatly balanced. The dominant themes are dark berries, cherries, rose petal, red plum, brown spice and smoke.



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Not yet reviewed; PinotFile said this about the 2009 vintage: [$25 list] 14.9% alc... Aged 10 months in 25% new French oak barrels. Sourced from the estate Nielson Vineyard planted in 1964. Deeply colored. Nicely scented with aromas of black raspberry tart, black cherries, smoky oak and rose petals. Sweet and rich with a powerful core of dark red stone fruits and berries and underpinnings of earth, anise and grilled meat. The tannins are supple and the wine’s richness and velvety mouthfeel courtesy of the alcohol will find fans... Good.

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