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Au Bon Climat, Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

Au Bon Climat, Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

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Country: USA

Region: California

Grape: Pinot Noir

Style: Light & Fresh Red

Food Pairing: Chicken and turkey and Cheeses

Farming Practices: Standard


Au Bon Climat winery was totally devoted to making classic, Burgundian-styled Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Santa Barbara County. The convergence of cool, brisk Pacific air, marine-based soils, and east-west running valleys of the area provided an ideal place for growing exceptional grapes. Hence the name “Au Bon Climat,” the French idiom for “good place”.

Forty years later, the wines have earned a world-class reputation internationally. Jim Clendenen, “The Mind Behind” Au Bon Climat, set the objective and stayed true to its course. As the fads in California winemaking have come and gone, Au Bon Climat has maintained a laser focus in producing traditional, site-specific, nuanced, iconic wines.

Tasting Notes

It is a deeply coloured, fruit forward Pinot with a nose of spiced cranberry, strawberry and hibiscus. The abundance of fruit continues on the palate showing plum, dark cherry, and cranberry with nuances of anise, tea and clove. It is a powerful Pinot at a great price point.

Jancis Robinson MW: "Very pale crimson. Pretty sweet palate... fresh and ferny... light and delicate". A reserved, classy, European style Pinot from one of California's top growers".

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