2015 Byron La Encantada Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., $55. Clone 777. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 55% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Aromas of black cherry, underbrush, woodland spice and cigar lead to well-spiced flavors of black cherry and boysenberry. Sleek in the mouth with balanced tannins and a modest but satisfying finish. There is a bit too much oak barrel intrusion, but otherwise this is a delightful wine. Score: 91. Reviewed July 21, 2018

Winery: Byron Vineyard & Winery
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