While I desperately loved the 09, this one misses a bit on true Pinot Noir colors. Quite possibly the world’s most perfect Syrah. This will NOT deter me from my Nielson Vineyard infatuation–from Byron OR Kenneth Volk. Just make sure you are buying BYRON NIELSON and not NIELSON (by Byron).
2011 BYRON Pinot Noir Nielson Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Santa Barbara Co. 14.2