10 Ratings
Nielson by Byron Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County

Wine Details


Pinot Noir



Wine Description

(1999 Vintage) Byron 1999 Chardonnay Nielson Vineyard clearly and elegantly expresses the unique character of these old vines and the esteemed Wente clone to which they are planted. Bright aromas of lush green and gold apples, jasmine and cinnamon spice are accented by nuances of French oak. The flavor profile features ripe, concentrated fruit, spice and floral touches with a rich, silky texture and supporting natural acidity. The finesse, breed and balance of this wine ensure graceful aging and exceptional dev...

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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Jun-06
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast
  • Wine Advocate
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 160 on Aug-05
  • Wine Spectator
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/04
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast