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Byron Vineyard and Winery was founded in 1984 by winemaker Ken Brown. With years of experience as a winemaker in Santa Barbara County, Ken recognized the region'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. The result is a remarkably smooth wine. Byron's vineyards were 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. Visit the Byron website.
Byron Nielson Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Byron Nielson Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

The flavor profile has a core of dark berry and dark cherry with hints of earth and brown spices, backed by a smooth, silky and long finish, styled to highlight our cool-climate fruit.  more



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SKU rw_50008341SX

Byron Santa Barbara Pinot Noir 2014

Byron Santa Barbara Pinot Noir 2014

With each vintage comes a desire to capture the full transparency and expression of site. Winemaker Jonathan Nagy has carefully selected blocks from notable vineyards, seeking grapes with character, complexity and an undeniable sense of place.  more

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Save $2.26 (10%)

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SKU rw_50009339

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