Nielson by Byron 2014 Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley
Byron has been producing stellar Chardonnays since the late 80's from their Nielson Vineyard located in the eastern foothills of the Santa Maria Valley. Planted in 1964 this vineyard lies just south of the famous Bien Nacido Vineyard and has mature vines with carefully selected clones. The climate here is ideal for Chard as the cooling ocean breezes flow up through the valley and temper the very warm natural conditions. This 2014 is an excellent example. This wine is completely barrel fermented and goes through 100% malolactic fermentation with use of native yeasts. They stirred the barrels once a week for the first 4 months. With bright acidity, the resulting wine is complex with clear expression of the fruit and a lush, mouthfilling texture. On SALE!!