Santa Maria Valley is one of California's coolest grape-growing
appellations with one of the longest growing seasons in the world.
The well-drained, lean soils and direct access to cool Pacific Ocean
breezes and fog funneled to the vineyards by transverse mountain
ranges, make the valley one of America's premier growing regions
for Burgundian varietals.
Byron 2006 Pinot Noir displays aromas of dark plum and dark cherry, accented
by hints of brown sugar, brown spice, vanilla, and smoke. The
flavor profile has a core of dark cherry and dark plum with hints of
clove and brown spices, backed by a smoky finish.