There are many ways to celebrate the 4th of July: you can host a American-style BBQ, embrace the stars and stripes with cheerful decorations or watch fireworks as the sun goes down. But if you ask us, one of the best ideas to mark the occasion is to raise a glass of wine born in the USA.
The state of California, hosting the country’s top wine regions, offers a wide array of options to choose from and today, we have selected an elegant red to toast to our American friends all over the world.
Byron Santa Barbara Pinot Noir 2013 comes from a winery that prides itself on what it can achieve with this finicky grape variety.
Byron Wines, part of the prestigious Jackson Family Wines, crafts this refined single-vineyard Pinot Noir with the gentle help of cool weather and the measured used of French oak for 8 months.
Aromas of dried roses and balanced flavours of ripe red cherries and cranberries become the main characters of this smooth beauty, backed by a delicate smokey note.
Its tannins are soft and silky, and all the elements of the wine are beautifully integrated and held by a lean, graceful body.
Byron Santa Barbara Pinot Noir 2013 is available at O’Briens Wine for €13.95 and it’s on offer as part of their Spanish wine sale, buy one, get the second half price.
Gabriela’s passion for writing is only matched by her love for food and wine. Journalist, confectioner and sommelier, she fell in love with Ireland years ago and moved from Venezuela to Dublin in 2014.
Since then, she has written about and worked in the local food scene, and she’s determined to discover and share the different traditions, flavours and places that have led Irish food and drink to fascinate her.