Byron Chardonnay 2005

Chardonnay from Santa Maria Valley, California

Price: $26.99
Item No. 89713
  • WS93
  • WN90
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Winemaker's Notes


#30 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008

"Ultrarich and concentrated, with layers of fig, citrus and tangerine flavors that are shaded by toasty oak, filling out the flavor profile and ending with a complex marshmallow edge." 93 Points,
Wine Spectator

"Pale straw hue. Crisp scents of white peach, minerals and lemon. Soft acidity and juicy flavors of lemon cream and peach. Hints of vanilla and butterscotch in the close."
-Wine News

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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 Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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