Byron Monument Pinot Noir 2012 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Byron Monument Pinot Noir 2012 750ml
SKU: 11228

Byron Monument Pinot Noir 2012

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Category Red Wine
Origin California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley
Brand Byron
Alcohol/vol 14.1%
Monument is our flagship Pinot Noir, blended from the finest barrels from the best blocks on our estate vineyard. Cold winds and sandy soils over adobe hard pan limit root growth in these blocks and lend this wine a great intensity, heightened aromatics and firm structure.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we94

The winery's top-end bottling, this presents rich aromas of black cherry and blackberry pie, with sweet hickory smoke, pipe tobacco and graphite shavings. The expertly balanced palate is quite broad, with ripe pomegranate and raspberry fruit, yet it's not jammy at all, thanks to black clove, Earl Grey tea and violet candy. Ample tannins and acidity enliven the mouth.

May 1, 2015
Wine Spectator
  • ws92

Highly distinctive, deliciously rich and focused, with flavors of anise, blackberry, cedar, pencil lead, graphite and black licorice. Deftly balanced, this maintains a tight focus and emphasis on pure flavors. Drink now through 2023. 412 cases made.

February 28, 2015
Wine Advocate
  • wa92

The 2012 Pinot Noir Monument is a blend of the best barrels, with 80% being barrel-fermented, following by 15 months in 100% new French oak. Beautiful stuff, it offers awesome cassis, toasted spice, licorice and sweet oak to go with a medium to full-bodied, rich, concentrated and textured profile that keeps you coming back to the glass. While you can see the oak here, it's high class and perfectly integrated into the wine. I'd drink bottles over the coming 3-5 years, but I suspect it will evolve for longer.

August 27, 2014

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