Byron Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 1998 Front Label
Byron Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 1998 Front Label

Byron Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 1998

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    The Byron 1998 Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley once again meets Winegrower Ken Browns goal: to create a Pinot Noir in the classic style, as expressed through layers of intricate flavors in a rich, perfectly balanced wine. Bright aromas of black cherry and rose petals are accompanied by accents of vanilla and spice. Driven by pure fruit components, including a touch of sweet dark cherry, the wine clearly reflects the perfectly ripened Pinot Noir flavors of the unusually long growing season. The texture, silky and smooth, culminates in a pleasing touch of natural acidity on the 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 recognition for high quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

    In 1990, the Robert Mondavi family purchased Byron, and Ken Brown became Winemaker and General Manager. He and Tim Mondavi, Robert's son, set about designing the new Byron Winery as an expression of their shared belief in natural farming, experimental viticulture and gentle grape handling. They wanted to eliminate pumping, which shears grape stems, skin and seeds, allows tannins and other harsh elements into the juice and can make wine bitter.

    With the aid of noted architect R. Scott Johnson, who designed the Opus One winery in Napa Valley and San Francisco's Transamerica building, Ken designed a multi-level winery that replaces pumping with gravity flow, resulting in more complex, dynamic wines. Byron's vineyards were also expanded and replanted as Ken Brown experimented with trellising systems, new rootstocks and clones, row orientation, and planting density in his quest for the perfect grape.

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    NDV42704_1998 Item# 19501

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