This Pinot Noir was grown in the high elevation and cool climate of the Santa Cruz Mountains on Byington Estate, finding the perfect terroir to bring vivid flavors of cherry & strawberry to life. 30% 1 year old French Oak adds a hint of toasty vanilla, and enhances the light yet rich mouthfeel of this Pinot Noir. Whole clusters and 100% native yeast were used in fermentation, allowing this wine to fully exhibit all of the natural character that our unique region has to offer.
"I love wine, especially Pinot Noirs. I have a soft spot for Pinots from the Santa Cruz Mountains as that is where my first love of Pinot came to be. One of the joys in wine is tasting the difference between the years; the similarities, the nuances that make the year unique. The 2017 Byington Pinot Noir satisfies my adventure with wine. It is pleasing from start to finish."
- Ann Marie Conrad, Owner, Capitola Wine Bar & Merchants
2016 Pinot: Gold Medal Winner, San Francisco International Wine Competition
2014 Pinot: Double Gold, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition