2015 Byron Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., $55. Clones 2A and Gamay. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 36% new. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. A deep well of blackberry fruit aromas gain traction over time in the glass. Velvety and luxurious on the palate, with a luscious array of dark fruit flavors including boysenberry and blackberry. A wellmannered oak compliment adds to the satisfaction as does the finish that is both ostentatious and lengthy. Score: 93. Reviewed July 21, 2018

Winery: Byron Vineyard & Winery
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