Byron Estate Pinot Noir 1997

Pinot Noir from California

$49.49
Item No. 19504
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

Following nearly a decade of extensive vineyard experimentation and research, the 1997 Estate Pinot Noir Byron Vineyard reveals the essence of this elder California vineyard. The wine displays fragrant aromas of ripe cherry and blackberry with a touch of truffle and toasted French oak. The flavors are pure, well integrated and exquisitely suspended in a profoundly rich, velvet-like texture that is perhaps the wine's most seductive feature. The natural acidity and opulent structure of this wine promise even greater complexities with additional bottle age.

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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 Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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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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