Byron Chardonnay


750 ML


Product Description

Staying true to the consistent nature of Chardonnay from this cool coastal appellation, Byrons 2005 Chardonnay combines vibrant fruit character with a rich texture and a silky finish. Aromas of orange blossom, Anjou pear and hazelnut are accented by hints of mineral and toasty oak. On the palate, the wine is well balanced with traces of peach, mandarin orange and toasty brown spice with along, lingering finish. Acclaim: 93 Points - Wine Spectator, James Laube, April 2008 Gold Medal - 2008 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition


Varietal: Chardonnay

Region: Santa Maria Valley

Region Description:

Northern most wine region of Santa Barbara County. The Santa Maria River Valley is 19,000 acres of vineyards running east to west with the river. The Pacific Ocean sends cool air over the region, creating mild temperatures all year. This region has a growing season that is longer than most wine regions in California. The cool summers and long growing season combined account for slow maturation of the Pinot noir, Syrah, and Chardonnay grown there.