Byron Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley 2003

Pinot Noir from Santa Maria Valley, California

Price: $27.99
Item No. 87809
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Winemaker's Notes

Byron 2003 Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir is a blend of grapes from three of the finest Pinot Noir vineyards in the appellation – Sierra Madre, Nielson and Bien Nacido. The wine is complex and expressive, combining the best attributes from each vineyard.

Rich aromas of dark cherry, black plum, cinnamon stick and clove are highlighted by accents of violets and rose petals. The wine displays intense flavors, featuring hints of black cherry, plum, spice and a nicely integrated oak component. The silky mid-palate and lush tannins culminate in a long, dark cherry finish.

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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 Santa Maria Valley

Situated near the ocean in the larger Santa Barbara district, the Santa Maria Valley appellation runs east to west. Pacific Ocean air funnels in to cool the vineyards, allowing the grapes to evenly ripen and reach their full potential. This unique climate paired with the region's well-drained soils helps create some sought-after grapes. Notable Facts Pinot Noir and...

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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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