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Au Bon Climat la Bauge au Dessus Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Ca Usa California " Santa Barbara County 2006

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Full and rich with flavors of plums and warm spice, this Pinot is a crowd pleaser. The fruit is all Dijon clones from Block Two of the famed Bien Nacido Vineyard. This is classic Santa Barbara Pinot with a price/quality ratio that's truly hard to beat.

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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 la Bauge au Dessus Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Ca Usa California " Santa Barbara County

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.50 5
07/11/2009

Tasted from an enomatic system. Gorgeous nose of a perfect pinot noir. Great, complex flavors. Delicious.


Snooth User: niolopua
4223627
4.00 5
02/19/2008

Excellent. A very balanced structure. Beautiful nose. Good finish.


Snooth User: lcurran
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4.00 5
12/30/2012

Four glasses


External Reviews for Au Bon Climat la Bauge au Dessus Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Ca Usa California " Santa Barbara County

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"Pinot Noir La Bauge au Dessus dark ruby/purple hue is followed by aromas of smoke


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/17/2010

Vivid red. Spicy redcurrant and cherry aromas are complicated by anise, rose, black tea and minerals. Medium-weight red fruit flavors enter sweet and are quickly firmed by juicy acidity. Silky tannins gain strength with air and extend through the long, sappy finish. Quite graceful, and already drinking very well.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
11/14/2009

This vintage is the most complex La Bauge bottlings ever. The fruit comes from original plantings that Jim Clendenen planted in the early 1990s. Wonderful aromas of earth, meat, spice, vanilla and mixed wild berries.



Full and rich with flavors of plums and warm spice, this Pinot is a crowd pleaser. The fruit is all Dijon clones from Block Two of the famed Bien Nacido Vineyard. This is classic Santa Barbara Pinot with a price/quality ratio that's truly hard to beat.

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