Au Bon Climat Isabelle Morgan Pinot Noir Premier 5 Santa Barbara County American Pinot Noir 2006

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One of five top-selling wines at Tastes of the Valleys wine barThe WineNamed after Winemaker Jim Clendenens daughter. This wine is blended from the best barrels of ABC's single-vineyard Pinot Noirs (Bien Nacido, Sanford & Benedict, Talley Rincon, Mt. Carmel...the exact proportions are a very proprietary secret!) It is the winery's premiere Pinot Noir.The Winemaker:Our affiliated wine shop - Tastes of the Valleys - is the designated tasting room for Au Bon Climat, where one can taste some of Jim Clendenen's wines every day. Beginning in 1989 / 1990, Jim's early efforts placed his winery on Robert Parker's list of Best Wineries in the World. In 1991, Owner/Winemaker Jim Clendenen was selected by Oz Clark as one of the fifty creators of Modern Classic wines. That same year, Dan Berger of the L.A. Times ranked Clendenen as #8 in his Top Twenty California Winemakers, then named him "L.A. Times Winemaker of the Year" in 1992, a title he earned again in 2001 from Food & Wine Magazine.Cheers!Dave the Wine MerchantDave@SidewaysWineClub.com

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Au Bon Climat:
Founded in 1982, Au Bon Climat (which means "a well-exposed vineyard") produces internationally-recognized Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Blanc wine from grapes grown in California's Santa Barbara County. The Au Bon Climat winery is located on the world-famous Bien Nacido Vineyard, and is owned by winemaker Jim Clendenen. Au Bon Climat was listed on Robert Parker's Best ... Read more
Founded in 1982, Au Bon Climat (which means "a well-exposed vineyard") produces internationally-recognized Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Blanc wine from grapes grown in California's Santa Barbara County. The Au Bon Climat winery is located on the world-famous Bien Nacido Vineyard, and is owned by winemaker Jim Clendenen. Au Bon Climat was listed on Robert Parker's Best Wineries of the World in both 1989 and 1990, while Jim Clendenen has been named Winemaker of the Year in 1992 by the Los Angeles Times, and Winemaker of the Year in 2001 by Food and Wine Magazine. The winery is not open to the public for either tours or tastings. Members of our wine club and mailing list are invited to our Spring and Fall Open Houses. Read less

Member Reviews for Au Bon Climat Isabelle Morgan Pinot Noir Premier 5 Santa Barbara County American Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: sarsour
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2.00 5
07/24/2009

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External Reviews for Au Bon Climat Isabelle Morgan Pinot Noir Premier 5 Santa Barbara County American Pinot Noir

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
10/12/2009

Isabelle Morgan is a blend of the best barrels from the best vineyard sites of Au Bon Climat. This is serious wine, with flavors of fig, spice, and pomegranate surrounding an earthiness at its core. A very structured and concentrated pinot that can be drunk over the next decade.



One of five top-selling wines at Tastes of the Valleys wine barThe WineNamed after Winemaker Jim Clendenens daughter. This wine is blended from the best barrels of ABC's single-vineyard Pinot Noirs (Bien Nacido, Sanford & Benedict, Talley Rincon, Mt. Carmel...the exact proportions are a very proprietary secret!) It is the winery's premiere Pinot Noir.The Winemaker:Our affiliated wine shop - Tastes of the Valleys - is the designated tasting room for Au Bon Climat, where one can taste some of Jim Clendenen's wines every day. Beginning in 1989 / 1990, Jim's early efforts placed his winery on Robert Parker's list of Best Wineries in the World. In 1991, Owner/Winemaker Jim Clendenen was selected by Oz Clark as one of the fifty creators of Modern Classic wines. That same year, Dan Berger of the L.A. Times ranked Clendenen as #8 in his Top Twenty California Winemakers, then named him "L.A. Times Winemaker of the Year" in 1992, a title he earned again in 2001 from Food & Wine Magazine.Cheers!Dave the Wine MerchantDave@SidewaysWineClub.com

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