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Byron Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2011
Not yet reviewed; 2010 vintage rated 88 points by both California Grapevine and International Wine Cellar, which wrote: Ruby-red. Smoky cherry and dark berry aromas are complicated by hints of roasted coffee, licorice and dried rose. Ripe cherry and plum flavors possess good depth and a supple texture, with an undertone of smoked meat and minerals. Gentle acidity adds lift to a warm, clinging finish.
Editorial Reviews for Byron Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir
Floral with raspberry and cranberry fruits on the nose along with dry, sandy soil tones and some lovely smoky herb and beet root accents. Light on the palate and rather mouth filling if not weighty with aromatic light red fruits that show fine floral and herbal accents. Gaining lovely sweet tea nuance on the backend and finishing with fine grained if slightly dry tannins this offers an attractive blend of freshness, complexity, and a texture that is light but grounded by tannins. Subtle and lovely. This really is fairly tannic in a gentle sort of way. Love the texture. 91pts
External Reviews for Byron Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir
The 2011 vintage included a very warm and dry winter and spring. These conditions led to being fruitful with small clusters and small berries with flavors of dark berry, cherry, hints of floral and mineral. This is a forward approachable wine that displ