Byron 2011 Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir ($19)
Live large for less than $20! Pour some Byron Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir ($19) the next time you gather with friends. Delicate notes of flowers and spice frame the core of plums and dark berries, showing both power and finesse. When temperatures climb, put a chill on the bottle to sustain the wine’s vibrant side.
Lighter in body than many reds, Pinot Noir is a great choice for summer-fresh ways with meats. See below for a steak-centered menu to serve it with.
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