(1996 Vintage) Byron Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley is an exceptionally well balanced wine, displaying ripe, vibrant flavors and remarkable silkiness. Aromas of white peach and pear are complemented by a backdrop of French oak with hints of honey and butter. Appealing and approachable, the wine has a flowing, silky texture that carries through to its long, rich finish.
Robert Parker(2012 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/21/2014
Wine Spectator(2006 Vintage)
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2002 Vintage) On the quiet side in its aromas, but decently focused on sweet pears and apples with an enriching oak-driven overlay, this ripe and balanced effort comes through in much the same fashion in its somewhat mild but clean, decently varietal flavors. It shortens a touch in the finish and will show well if paired with the lighter white fishes grilled in butter.
Wine Spectator(2002 Vintage)