Nielson by Byron Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2017
Bright, delightfully blushing Pinot Noir, this is juicy seductive stuff
Open with a floral and mineral character typical of Santa Barbara. Classically varietal with wild strawberry fruit, firm bright acidity and a fresh gentle mineral finish.
In 1984 when Ken Brown founded Byron, his plan seemed simple : produce spectacular Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Santa Barbara County. In 2003, Jonathan Nagy assumed winemaking duties. His small-lot, hands-on winemaking techniques have helped contribute to Byron’s success. Intensive grape sorting, native yeast fermentations, and lot separation from harvest through winemaking with more than 170 separate batches of Pinot Noir alone – have helped create wines that combine the finesse of Burgundy and the power of California. This has flavours of dark berry, cherry,and floral and mineral hints. The wine spent 16 months in French Oak, 3% of which was new.