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2014 Byron Pinot Noir "Nielson Vineyard"

Winery: Byron

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Nielson Vineyard"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Santa Maria Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $45

Cases produced: 1,984

KWG Score: 91 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: June 22, 2017

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Pinot Noir opens with a mild black raspberry bouquet with hints of oak and a touch of old leather. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, balanced, smooth and just a little juicy. I liked the way it coated my mouth. The flavor profile is a tasty mild black plum and gentle minerality blend with notes of black pepper. I also detected some old oak, black raspberry and red cherry nicely integrated into the mix. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins show very nice length. I would pair this Pinot with duck breast with fig sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The wine shows aromas of blackberries, rose petals, dried herbs and earth. Flavors are driven by a dark fruit core, complemented by sandalwood, black pepper and crushed stone.

Organic status: not organic

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