Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Bien Nacido United States California Red 2005

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Notes on the Au Bon Climat Bien Nacido Vnd Historical Collection Pinot Noir 2005 : WINEMAKER NOTES: ABC has been making wine at its winery located on the Bien Nacido Vineyards since 1989. The stature and respect of both ABC and Bien Nacido have grown as public has recognized the quality of the wine made by ABC, Qupe and others from Bien Nacido fruit. The maturing vines, better and better farming practices have given us reason to celebrate this vineyard. All clone 115 from block 2. Made with 33% whole clusters, a technique used by Au Bon Climat in the past to add a level of complexity with more established vines the grape stems are lignified. The bitter green flavors of chlorophyll disappear during the lignification. Fermenting grapes with stems in this condition, yield wines with multifaceted Old Fashion flavors, which evolve and become more interesting as the wine ages.AU BON CLIMAT BIEN NACIDO VND HISTORICAL COLLECTION PINOT NOIR 2005

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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
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Notes on the Au Bon Climat Bien Nacido Vnd Historical Collection Pinot Noir 2005 : WINEMAKER NOTES: ABC has been making wine at its winery located on the Bien Nacido Vineyards since 1989. The stature and respect of both ABC and Bien Nacido have grown as public has recognized the quality of the wine made by ABC, Qupe and others from Bien Nacido fruit. The maturing vines, better and better farming practices have given us reason to celebrate this vineyard. All clone 115 from block 2. Made with 33% whole clusters, a technique used by Au Bon Climat in the past to add a level of complexity with more established vines the grape stems are lignified. The bitter green flavors of chlorophyll disappear during the lignification. Fermenting grapes with stems in this condition, yield wines with multifaceted Old Fashion flavors, which evolve and become more interesting as the wine ages.AU BON CLIMAT BIEN NACIDO VND HISTORICAL COLLECTION PINOT NOIR 2005

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