Price Range: $56–$60
- Ready to Drink: 7 years after bottle vintage
- Great recent vintages in Santa Barbara Pinot Noir: 2007°, 2009, 2010, 2012° °=all-time great vintage
Region: Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara, California
A monument carries with it the weight of history. The moment in history a monument commemorates may be proud or sad—but always poignant and profound. Such is the depth of the 2007 BYRON Monument Pinot Noir: weighty, intense, expressive and profound. Like history itself, time is required to come to full appreciation of it. This wine, for all its grandeur of dark fruit flavor, possesses a wealth of complexities beneath the surface that require time to reveal themselves and settle. When ready, this is a bottle to open at great moments in history—your history. On those monumental occasions when you recognize that something has changed forever—and it is a day that you will look back on with pride and profound appreciation. –J.M.
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