Byron Nielson Vineyard Pinot Noir 2001

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

$39.99
Item No. 80728
  • red wine
  • WE93
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Winemaker's Notes

"Dark in color, immense in structure, deep in flavor, this is a blockbuster. The deep color only hints at the intense flavors of sweet black cherry, mocha, roasted coffee, smoky oak, sweet tobacco and oriental spices. As big as it is, it's a silky wine that glides across the palate. With Chinese roast duck, a marriage made in heaven."
-Wine Enthusiast

The wine displays opulent aromas of cherry, blackberry, blueberry and plum with hints of toasted almond, mulled spices and vanilla. The flavors reveal remarkable extraction and concentration with nuances of nutmeg, clove and a touch of spearmint. With a rich texture balanced by natural acidity, the wine promises even greater complexities with additional bottle age and may be cellared for five years or more.

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Byron was founded in 1984 by winemaker Ken Brown. With years of experience as a winemaker in Santa Barbara County, Ken recognized the Santa Maria Valley's potential for great wines in the Burgundian style, and was the first winemaker to introduce Rhone-style grape varieties to the area. The first crush at Byron Vineyard & Winery produced 7,600 cases, and Byron soon gained national...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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Winemaker's Notes The 2003 Nielson Vineyard Pinot Noir is complex and richly layered, displaying aromas of dark cherry and rose ...
Winemaker's Notes The 2005 Pinot Noir displays aromas of dark plum and fresh earth, accented by hints of brown sugar ...
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