Tasting Flights

2021 March Tasting Flight

 

2016 Chardonnay , Tin Cross Vineyard, Alexander Valley

Fully fermented in stainless steel tanks for 18 months, this golden-yellow Chardonnay from our Alexander Valley Estate draws you in with warm aromas of freshly baked apple pie, garnished with lemon zest. Weighty and full on the palate, and with a proper dry finish, this wine is a perfect companion for rich seafood and creamy pasta dishes.

2015 Pinot Noir, Byington Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains

A testament to our Santa Cruz Mountains AVA, and the product of a particularly difficult vintage which produced only 30% of the normal yield, this triumph offers bright cherries, and a slight tartness reminiscent of a strawberry-and-rhubarb recipe. Classic notes of dry earth add to the complexity, and culminate in a tireless bright finish. Pair with dried fruit & nuts, and dishes with Feta cheese, olives, arugula, parmesan.

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Tin Cross Vineyard, Alexander Valley

This “Mountain Cab” grows at 2,000 ft. elevation from the oldest plantings of our Tin Cross Vineyard in Alexander Valley. Aged for 22 months in American Oak, the wine sings a melody of fresh red and black berries, lush green forest brush, and hints of leather, with a round, delicate mouthfeel. Pair now with fall-apart-in-your-mouth meats, or enjoy a more rustic red with aged meats and stews after holding 6 years.

2015 Liage, Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey County

This Byington favorite is a lively blend offering lime and grassy flavors from 80% Sauvignon Blanc grown in Monterey County, and softened by honeysuckle and orange blossom notes from 20% Viognier grown in Amador County. The stainless steel tank fermentation creates a crisp style wine with a big bright presence. Enjoy with lightly sauced shellfish or white meat on a hot summer day.

2014 Syrah, Pigoni Ranch, Alexander Valley

The best Alexander Valley conditions with cool nights and pleasantly hot days have helped compose complexity. On the nose, ample aromas of raspberry, blueberry, and peppered game. On the palate the wine evolves with flavors of plum, hints of cedar and vanilla, and leather. Enjoy a classic pairing with barbecue pork or with Asian cuisine flavors such as plum sauce that will add to the fruitiness of this warm climate Syrah

2013 Petite Sirah, Smith Vineyards, Dry Creek Valley

Petite Sirah, also known as Durif, is a cross pollination of Syrah and Peloursin grape varietals. It is a very dark, inky wine that has aromas of pepper and dark berry fruit, coupled with a distinct tannic style. Out Petite Sirah comes from the Dry Creek Viticultural Area, known for its hot, dry climate and for producing bold, flavorful wines. Enjoy with flavorful rich foods. The wine will age wonderfully for another 6 to 8 years.