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2016 Byron Pinot Noir "Nielson Vineyard"

Byron 2016 Nielson Vineyard Pinot Noir

Winery: Byron

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Nielson Vineyard"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Maria Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $45

Cases produced: 513

KWG Score: 91.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: April 4, 2020

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot Noir opens with fragrant black raspberry and chocolate cherry cordial bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, soft, smooth and nicely balanced. The flavor profile is an oak influenced mulberry with notes of mild minerality and black cherry. I also detected hints of black plum and clove. The finish is dry and its mild tannins and flavors linger nicely. This Pinot is on the savory side. I would pair it with Peking duck. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Originally planted in 1964, Nielson is the site of Santa Barbara’s first commercial vineyard and has been Byron’s estate vineyard for over 30 years. The 2016 Pinot Noir shows aromas of blackberries, rose petals, graphite, and earth. Flavors are driven by a dark fruit core, complemented by sandalwood, black pepper, brown spice, and crushed stone.

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