Davis Bynum

866.442.7547 PO Box 6010
Healdsburg, CA 95448
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Distinguished as the first winery on Westside Road in Healdsburg, California, Davis Bynum was the first to produce a single vineyard pinot noir from the Russian River Valley. The vintage was 1973 and the grapes were from Joe Rochioli's now prized vineyard. Today, more than thirty years later, the heritage of Davis Bynum lives on through the hand crafted creation of pinot noir and chardonnay grown exclusively in Russian River Valley. Davis Bynum first flirted with winemaking at home in Berkeley when he was a young reporter working at the San Francisco Chronicle. It was 1951 and he purchased a small amount of petite sirah from Robert Mondavi. Things became a bit more serious in 1965 when he transformed a warehouse in Albany into a small winery, where he made wine using knowledge gained from the extensive library at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1971 Bynum purchased a 26-acre vineyard in Napa Valley with the intention to build a winery. Restrictions on construction in the area led him Read more »

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Davis Bynum Jane's Vineyard Dijon Clone 777 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2013

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    Violet petal and cinnamon notes on the nose with aromas of ripe cherry blossom and hints of red licorice. Turns a little more herbal in the mouth, showing earthy streaks of tar, cedar and more ripe cherry and cranberry notes demonstrating a good fruit core and a fresh acidity throughout that ends on a stony, earthy note. Read More

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  • Davis Bynum Virginia's Block Jane's Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County 2014

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    Pleasant lemongrass, melon and grapefruit aromas. Juicy melon notes in the mouth with tart lemon and lime flavors freshening up the palate with tight puckering acidity and a grassy note as well. Classic Sauvignon Blanc -- nicely herbal with good fruit. Read More

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  • Davis Bynum Pinot Noir Jane's Vineyard 2013

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    Ripe cherry and cinnamon warmly reach out of the glass in this fruit forward and floral Pinot. Floral and smooth on the palate, with touches of cinnamon and clove, light red currant and cherry flavors, hints of herbs and a touch of licorice. The long finish is herbal and lightly oaked for a pleasant memory. Read More

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  • Don't put yourself in a pinch over your Mar. 17 wine and food ... Bottled ... Bottled Vintage Port, a 2013 Davis Bynum sauvignon blanc, a 2013 Paringa Estate shiraz and a 2013 Luca Bosio Vineyards Barbera d'Asti. Photo Credit: (vincent desjardins), Flickr Creative Commo Read More

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  • Davis Bynum Pinot Noir Jane's Vineyard 2012

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  • Davis Bynum Pinot Noir Jane's Vineyard 2012

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    Velvety smooth aromas of ripe cherries, crushed violets and loamy earth. Fruit forward and spice driven approach to this wine, with candied plum, dried red cherries, clove, a hint of herbal syrup, dried oregano, and raspberries on the finish. A great wine for lovers of spicy Pinot Noir. 88 pts. Read More

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  • Davis Bynum River West Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

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  • Davis Bynum River West Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

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    Full and warm lemon, grapefruit and apricot aromas with a hint of lemon zest and a touch of cream. Flavors are big and bold, leading with green apple and more lemon and mellowing into a spicy herbal thyme and lemon zest refresher with more grapefruit and refreshing acidity. You would do well to serve this one with a creamy textured soup or cream... Read More

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  • Chardonnay, oh Chardonnay. You really don’t have to be any better, do ... world fruit. 90pts 2011 Davis Bynum Chardonnay River West Vineyard Russian River valley CA 14.5% $20 Smokey and oaky on the nose with some apple skin and lemon pith notes, and perhaps a suggestion of passion fruit peel adding complexity. Big and bright on entry, then sho... Read More

    From the article Searching for Value in Chardonnay


  • Davis Bynum River West Vineyard Chardonnay 2011

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    Smokey and oaky on the nose with some apple skin and lemon pith notes, and perhaps a suggestion of passion fruit peel adding complexity. Big and bright on entry, then showing a hint of sweetness as the apple, lime pith and slightly pink grapefruit tinged flavors unfold on the palate. theres some buttery oak here as well along with toasty nuts an... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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