2013 Byron Pinot Noir "Santa Barbara County"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Santa Barbara County"
Wine Category: Pinot Noir
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Santa Barbara County
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 50,000
KWG Score: 90.2 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: September 12, 2015
Wine Review: This bright red colored Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara opens with pleasant red plum, strawberry and black currant bouquet with a hint of oak. On the palate, this wine is light to medium bodied, balanced, soft and smooth. The flavor profile is a mild red plum with nicely integrated oak and hints of black pepper and cherry. The finish is dry and its flavors and mild tannins fade away nicely. This $20 Pinot is food friendly and would pair nicely with grilled Mahi Mahi with a tropical fruit salsa. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: The 2013 vintage was an overall dry year with a moderate winter and spring. These conditions led to an abundance of extremely high quality fruit with flavors of dark berry, cherry, hints of floral and mineral. This is an approachable wine that displays the beautiful floral and mineral character typical of Santa Barbara Pinot Noir.
Organic status: not organic
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