Nielson by Byron Santa Barbara Pinot Noir 2017 Rated 90WA
$64.99 $61.99 price per bottle
Wine Advocate Review
The 2017 Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County was sourced from multiple sites across the county and aged in 5% new French oak. Pale to medium ruby, it has a perfumed nose of violet, tangerine peel, Earl Grey tea leaves, crushed blackberries, cranberries, rhubarb, woodsmoke and pipe tobacco with an earthy undercurrent. The palate is light to medium-bodied with a good core of earthy fruit framed by grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing earthy. This is a great value. Drink 2019-2025.
Bright fruit flavors of raspberry, cranberry, and black cherry mingle with rose petal, violet, and black tea. The lengthy finish is highlighted by a distinct smokiness.