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NIELSON BY BYRON PINOT NOIR 2017 Santa Barbara County
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer NIELSON
Assessed from a fresh bottle purchased by the agent at he LCBO. Here is a tasty, crowd-pleasing, fruity, Santa Barbara Pinot Noir that is absolutely ready-to-drink. Medium-deep red colour. Attractive, slightly spicy, gently juicy, ripe plummy-black-cherry-strawberry puree nose with some cedary notes. Dry, medium bodied, slightly spicy, gently tangy, ripe, plummy-crancherry flavours with a lingering, crisp, slightly cedary finish.Has 13.8% alcohol, 4 g/L residual sugar and a somewhat modest 5.0 g/L total acidity with lot date 20191115 on the back label. Screwcap closure. It spent 10 months in French oak only 6% new. The recommended 2014 (**/**+) was released on May 27, 2017 at $23.95. CSPC 438523
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Woo Win
Country USA
Region California
Rating **+(89 points)
Spicy, Bright, Ripe, Black Cherry Puree
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: The 2017 Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County was sourced from multiple sites across the county and aged in 5% new French oak. Pale to medium ruby, it has a perfumed nose of violet, tangerine peel, Earl Grey tea leaves, crushed blackberries, cranberries, rhubarb, woodsmoke and pipe tobacco with an earthy undercurrent. The palate is light to medium-bodied with a good core of earthy fruit framed by grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing earthy. This is a great value, and with 31,000 cases produced, this should be easy to find. Drink date: 2019-2025. Score - 90 (Erin Brooks, robertparker.com, Sept. 12, 2019) Price $ 29.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 15, 2021
Cases bought 167 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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