2014 Byron Monument Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., 390 cases, $65. Clones W├Ądenswil 2A, Pommard, Swan, Benedict Selection. Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 78% new. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. The nose is primary, offering little even with vigorous swirling, except notes of oak-driven coffee and spice. Much more giving on the mid weight palate, offering fresh flavors of black raspberry and black cherry fruits. The satiny texture is very seductive and the wine is impeccably balanced with oak delicately augmenting the fruit flavors. Score: 92. Reviewed December 13, 2016

Winery: Byron Vineyard & Winery
From article: Final California Wine Reviews of 2016