Byron Nielson Vineyard Chardonnay 2015 750ml
SKU: 25939

Byron Nielson Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

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Category White Wine
Region California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley
Brand Byron
Alcohol/vol 14.4%
The Chardonnay vines in our Nielson Vineyard feature cuttings from the original "Wente" clone planted on our estate in 1964. The clusters we select contain an optimal mix of berry sizes: the larger, riper berries provide the wine's rich stone fruit flavors while the smaller ones contribute to the wine's firm acidity and underlying minerality.
Jeb Dunnuck
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Coming from sandy, shale and limestone soils, the 2015 Chardonnay Nielson Vineyard from Byron was barrel fermented and spent 16 months in 70% new French oak. Orange blossom, stone fruits and plenty of salinity give way to a concentrated, rich, yet fresh and pure Chardonnay that's ideal for drinking over the coming 3-5 years.

August 2, 2017
  • v91

The 2015 Chardonnay Nielson Vineyard is a powerful, intense wine built on breadth and textural intensity. The personality of the Wente clone comes through in the wine's oily, phenolic richness. At times, the Chardonnay feels like a red wine structurally.

September 2017
Wine Spectator
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Offers lemon-lime hints to the ripe pear, cream and baked apple flavors, lusciously spiced. Dried sage notes show on the rich finish. Drink now through 2021. 396 cases made.

November 15, 2018
Wine Enthusiast
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Sour lemon aromas meet with strong sandalwood and charred oak on the very woody nose of this bottling. Tangy lemon skin, lighter lemon blossom and viscous, nearly sweet oak flavors show on the palate, which is dominated by wood.

November 1, 2018

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