2015 Byron Julia’s Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

13.4% alc., $45. Pommard clone. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 45% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Heady aromas of purple berries and supportive oak. Silken in the mouth, featuring a discreetly concentrated core of cherry fruit and spice. This wine also leans on oak. Easy drinking with gentle tannins and an adequate finish. Score: 90. Reviewed July 21, 2018

Winery: Byron Vineyard & Winery
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