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Byron

Rita's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

John Howard
8.9

Overoaked. Really nice fruit. Better with air. Definitely less new oak please. — 13 days ago

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Macari

Breakwater Chardonnay 2020

S Wood
9.3

Banana sea salt acidity Byron first vintage — 2 months ago

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Byron

Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard 2019

Crystal clear, straw yellow color, beautiful legs, light/medium body, this is a great example of properly aligned, oaked Chardonnay. I try to watch movies or deep, well written and well acted shows while I drink, and tonight it was the end of Paris, Texas, and Capote. I don’t know if drinking the refined nectars of the Californian desert influenced my choices, but damnit if this wine didn’t enhance the experience. Smells like amber, rich floral notes and caramelized sugar. It’s rich, deep, unrestrained, enthralling. The mouth feel is creamy, with a pervasive sweetness, and a slightly nutty and pronounced baked palate, like Cinnamon cream pie and custard. — 4 months ago

Byron

Sierra Madre Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Classic Central Coast Pinot notes -- cherries, green herbs, and flowers -- done in a silky smooth, balanced, incredibly lush style. I could drink wine like this every day. And would, if I could afford it! — a year ago

Byron

Monument Pinot Noir

Damn, this is one hell of a blackberry punch! The nose explodes forth with lush, ripe red fruits, velvet, leather, coca and delicate wood notes. The palate has some pretty prominent notes of vanilla, with silky tannins, dark chocolate and explosive strawberry, blackberry and black cherry. Really delicious. — a month ago

Byron Blatty Wines

Petit Verdot 2017

Byron Blatty Cellars Petit Verdot 2017 Los Angeles County, California

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

On the nose cherries, sweet raspberries, light oak, earth, herbs, garrigue, Mediterranean spices, black pepper and light chocolates.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and fat legs.

Dry on the palate with raspberries, cherries, cranberries, light oak, spices, dark chocolates, peppercorn, light earth and herbs.

Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and pomegranates.

This is a very nice Petit Verdot from Los Angeles County. Still young, but already drinking nicely.

Spicy and entertaining. Tangy and rich with lots of red fruits.

Needs a few more years in the bottle to mature properly. Will be interesting to try it again in 5 years.

Needs time to open up properly, so be patient. Loved the nose once it opened up.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a double cream Brie cheese.

100% Petit Verdot grapes were hand-picked and aged for 44 months in French oak barrels. A small production of only 360 bottles.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$40.
— 3 months ago

Ron, Trixie and 11 others liked this

L'Ecole No. 41

Apogee Pepper Bridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

From byron and Christine and it’s lovely — 5 months ago

Byron

Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2015

2015 opened April 2022. Sage and leather on the nose. Blackberries on the front. Tannins are understated but silky and medium bodied. They offset some bitter high notes on the mid palate, and they give this Pinot a particularly long mineral (gravelly) finish. I like this wine. — 3 months ago

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Clime Wines

Coplan Vineyard Merlot 2016

S Wood
9.4

Lightweight plum breezing out of the glass. Byron E. west coast baby. — 3 months ago

Byron

Nielson Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Tasting this juuuust at its peak, paired with truffle risotto and pan seared duck breast this wine is absolutely a knockout with this dish. The body was surprisingly high-medium, with the tannins calmed over the years, and a nose of tart raspberry, plums, and roses wrapped in dirty leaves. Earthy, but floral and sweet. Fantastic legs, and a silky, elegant palate of velvet, dark plum, dark cherry, and just a hint of the tannin lost to time. This is a top 10 wine for me, hitting just perfectly. Try now because it won’t be there forever. @byronwine #pinotnoir — 4 months ago

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