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Snooth User: donccpa

Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara Pinot Noir 2007

Posted by donccpa, Nov 2, 2009.
Details for Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara

Your Message... Too much acidity. I don't normally do this but I will toss the rest of this bottle.


Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Nov 3, 2009.

Wow, unusual for such an acclaimed producer to show like this. What are some of your favorite Pinots?

Reply by chadrich, Nov 3, 2009.

Agree with Greg, this is not representative of the producer. Did you get any indication there might have been something wrong with this particular bottle (granted what you describe isn't representative of the usual flaws) or did it seem like this was really the true nature of the wine?

Reply by dmcker, Nov 3, 2009.

I didn't comment when I first saw the comment at top, but my guess, too, was that the bottle might have been damaged. Opinions tend to vary about Au Bon Climat, but not many people I know recommend pouring it down the drain.

Donccpa, can you give us more detail?

Reply by donccpa, Nov 3, 2009.

I am currently drinking a 2006 Melville Carrie's and Cristom Eola-Amity Hills. I also fancy Burgandy's. The reason I purchased the Au Bon Climat is that I love the producer. Past Pinot's and Chardonnay's have been great. I tried another sample tonight and I have the same reaction. Maybe the bottle is bad. The wine is too young for poor storage to be the answer.

Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Nov 4, 2009.

That's terrible. At least you're able to console yourself with some Melville. I an eying a few bottles for an upcoming Pinot tasting!

Reply by johnnyshields, Feb 26, 2011.

Am drinking ABC Santa Barbara Pinot 2007. It is definitely a bit young so would drink in sips and give it time to open up. The finish is a bit acidic, but not worth pouring down the drain!

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