+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close
We Speak Wine USD 29.95 750ml

Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir la Bauge au-Dessuss Santa Maria Valley 2015

External Review by We Speak Wine:

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. - Winery

Add winemaker's notes
3.5753658536585 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
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 Pinot Noir la Bauge au-Dessuss Santa Maria Valley

Add your review
Snooth User: wyattgwyon
13495022
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 01/19/2010

Four glasses


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 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
Vintage: 2006 02/19/2008

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


Snooth User: lcurran
784472106
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 12/30/2012

Four glasses


Snooth User: gunnarmcclellan
3903268
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 12/17/2007

Five glasses


Snooth User: Yoko
3735246
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 12/02/2007

(2007.11.23 - Thanks giving party) Clear and smooth, aromas of mixed berries. Beautifully balanced...loved it!


External Reviews for Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir la Bauge au-Dessuss Santa Maria Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/04/2017

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. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 08/26/2014

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 thats truly hard to beat. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2013

The 2008 Pinot Noir La Bauge Au-dessus is made from 55% Bien Nacido and 45% Le Bon Climat fruit. This is a richer, deeper style than the Rincon. Layers of dark cherries and plums emerge from this fleshy, pliant Pinot Noir. The inner sweetness and perfume weave through effortlessly to a round, inviting finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018. Bright medium red. Redcurrant, cherry, Indian spices and underbrush on the pungent nose. Shows a firm, youthful structure and smoky red fruit flavors, with slow-building spiciness and a hint of bitter herbs. Then turns sweeter on the spicy finish, which is focused and very persistent. This taut, red fruit-driven wine benefits a lot from air; give it at least an hour in a decanter or another few years of bottle aging.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 07/19/2013

Has the usual Bien Nacido hard spice of black pepper, clove, and juniper. La Bauge au Dessus translates into "the decadent party up above" these vineyards are the highest planting of Pinot Noir at Bien Nacido Vineyard.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 08/26/2014

The 2008 Pinot Noir La Bauge Au-dessus is made from 55% Bien Nacido and 45% Le Bon Climat fruit. This is a richer, deeper style than the Rincon. Layers of dark cherries and plums emerge from this fleshy, pliant Pinot Noir. The inner sweetness and perfume weave through effortlessly to a round, inviting finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018. Bright medium red. Redcurrant, cherry, Indian spices and underbrush on the pungent nose. Shows a firm, youthful structure and smoky red fruit flavors, with slow-building spiciness and a hint of bitter herbs. Then turns sweeter on the spicy finish, which is focused and very persistent. This taut, red fruit-driven wine benefits a lot from air; give it at least an hour in a decanter or another few years of bottle aging. ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Vintage: 2007 09/23/2011

"The aromas contain cherry


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2007 09/19/2010

Light, bright red. Spicy red berries and cherry on the nose, with hints of underbrush and dried flowers adding complexity. Musky, tightly wound black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors are framed by dusty tannins and given spine by tangy minerality. Sweeter on the finish, which leaves candied cherry and rose notes behind. I really like this wine's nervy character.


1 2


All Prices

Shipping to:

Photos

1 2

+ Add Image

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Pinot Noir Top Lists







Snooth Media Network