Posts Tagged Nielson

2014 Nielson Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills

Bright in the glass, with a translucent red plum color that lightens to a pink coral shade at the rim. Varietal aromas of raspberry, strawberry and blackberry pick up a scorched earth note that settles into black licorice. With time, notes of... Read more

2012 Byron Pinot Noir, Nielson Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley

Nearly opaque dark ruby hue. Concentrated black cherry and plum fruit aromas commingle with a rich earthiness, smoke, high-toned herbs, and vanilla. With additional aeration, more delicate red fruit aromas emerge. This red is still a youngster,... Read more

2012 Byron Chardonnay, Nielson Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley

Brilliant deep straw color. Scents of smoke, toast, butter, and vanilla cloak the ample sweet citrus, apple, and pear fruit. A mouth-filling wine, the buttered fruit coats the palate. It is perfectly structured, showing trademark minerality. This... Read more

2011 Byron Pinot Noir, Nielson Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley

Nearly opaque crimson with violet glints. Scents of white pepper, black tea, and clove frame flowery dark berry and cherry fruit. The wine fleshes out in the mouth as the fruit carries through to the finish. Enjoyable now, it has the structure to... Read more

2010 Byron Chardonnay, Nielson Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley

Light straw color. Exotic perfumed scents merge with apple and pear fruit. The wine sweetens up on the palate, leading to a fruit-driven finish. MSRP: Not Yet Released (August 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more