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Located on a beautiful, 95 acre plot in Los Gatos, Ca with striking architecture and stunning views of the surrounding mountains as well as Monterey Bay, one could visit  Byington Vineyards & Winery simply to take in the scenery of the place.  But on top of the visual delights, they also produce some top-notch wines.  What could possibly be better? So, if you’re in or around Silicon Valley for business or pleasure, be sure to pay Byington a visit.

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Byington 2013 “Block 4” Pinot Noir

Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Santa Cruz Mountains, California

Price: 40-45

Tasting Notes:

Aromas of cherries, strawberries,  and cranberries meld with elements of earth and spice on the nose. Flavors of cranberry, bing cherry, and strawberry combine with notes of white pepper and minerals on the palate. A lively acidity and red fruit flavors make this a fine pairing for roast duck. 165 cases produced.

Rating: 91

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Byington 2014 “Blanc” Chardonnay

Grape(s): Chardonnay with a small portion of Sauvingon Blanc & Viognier

Region: California

Price: 15-20

Tasting Notes:

A bouquet of tart apple, crisp pear, and citrus blossoms greet the senses. The palate reveals flavors of lemons, apples, and pears that interweave with hints of spring flowers and cream. With a fresh acidity and bright flavors, this isn’t an overly buttery, oaky Chardonnay. Fans of crisper whites ought to try a bottle, especially give the price. 321 cases were made.

Rating: 89

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Byington 2014 Honey Church Vineyard Viognier

Grape(s): 100% Viognier

Region: Shenandoah Valley, California

Price: 25-30

Tasting Notes:

Aromatics of tropical fruits, peaches, and lemons are accented by whispers of spring flowers and candied nuts. With a sip, peach, passion fruit, and citrus flavors flow into nuances of honeysuckle and vanilla. Rich and floral, it’s a fine example of a California Viognier. 185 cases produced.

Rating: 90

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Byington 2013 Wrights Station Vineyards Chardonnay

Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay

Region:  Santa Cruz Mountains, California

Price: 25-30

Tasting Notes:

Notes of golden apple and ripe pear combine with suggestions of butterscotch and barrel spice on the nose. A sip delivers flavors of honey crisp apple and pear that open up into traces of buttery oak and sweet spice. With a lovely mouthfeel and welcoming acidity, it’s sure to please many Chardonnay lovers. 200 cases were made.

Rating: 90

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Byington 2013 Sparkling Pinot Noir Rose

Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Santa Cruz Mountains, California

Price: 35-40

Tasting Notes:

Fragrances of cherry, strawberry, and sweet watermelon rise up from a glass. The palate showcases flavors of sweet red berries that unfold into allusions of citrus peal and minerals. Easy going, it’s ideal for your next picnic.

Rating: 87