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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Byron Chardonnaytext
90POINTS
16½/20

Byron Chardonnay 1999

Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, United StatesFrom Central Coast specialist Ken Brown, who founded Byron and moved it into the Mondavi portfolio, this is very fleshy, tropical, rich chardonnay with deep gold colour and billowing floral, orange-pineapple, persimmon fruit. Lightly toasty, with garlic butter notes as well. Polished, plush textures mark a long warm finish.Tasted: 01 May 2001Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices: BC 36.95 Producer: Nielson WinesDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Grape: Chardonnay