Short, hot fermentations, minimal racking and 10 months in French oak gives this wine a plush feel punctuated with
mountain tannins and a burst of fresh acidity. Look for flavors of strawberries and currants and the intriguing barnyardy
spice and earth notes that are so particular to this vineyard. I love this wine now for its richness but expect a great deal
more complexity over the next 3 to 5 years.
Founded in 1989 by Bill Byington, a wine collector and business entrepreneur, the 95-acre Byington estate lies at an elevation of 2000 feet overlooking several acres of vineyards, forest and the spectacular Monterey Bay. The winery specializes in the creation of Chardonnay and red Bordeaux-style wines. Wines are distinguished by complexity as they transition into subtlety. The heirarchy of importance is mouth-feel first and aroma second.