This is my newest favorite Santa Maria Valley Pinot.  SOOOO interesting.  Perfect finesse, amazing balance, all the wonderful little earthy things which make Pinot Pinot.

In the heart of SMV bench-land. My absolute favorite vineyard in Santa Maria Valley. Wait. Maybe besides Bien Nacido. Or Costa de Oro. Or Le Bon Climat.  Oh man, there’s so many.

You have to be careful now, as Byron has re-branded everything and VASTLY damaged the *Nielson* name by producing an entire line of cheap wines labelled “Nielson”. But this wine is still made, just be wary and make sure you are getting BYRON NIELSON VINEYARD and not NIELSON (made by Byron). There’s also about a $30 price difference.

2009 BYRON Pinot Noir Nielson Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Santa Barbara Co. 14.9

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