Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Barbara Usa 2008
Berry Bros & Rudd review:<br/>Jim Clendenen was destined to be a lawyer when a holiday trip to Burgundy infused him with the idea of becoming a wine grower instead. He returned to California, rejected all notions of a career in the law and established Au Bon Climat Winery in 1982. The vines he planted lie at the foot of the Bien Nacido vineyard, one of the finest sites in California, ideal for the production of the refined, Burgundian style of Pinot Noir to which Jim so aspires. <br/> <br/>He regards Burgundy as the benchmark to which he should aspire and buys clones of Pinot Noir from Burgundy in a bid to replicate as closely as possible the restraint and finesse of the wines from that region. Winemaking follows very much a Burgundian pattern, too,with the wine being fermented in barrel and then aged in French barriques for 11-12 months before bottling.
The 2009 is earthy with some cheery flavors. Light tannins & high acidity. Light bodied... Would be good with fish.
Brambly, dirty, barnyard of a nose. Soft and smooth with rich fruit in the mouth. Finish offers prickly acidity and raspberries.
Immediately tart and bright; a youthful, vibrant glass. Paired brilliantly with hummus.
We had this with friends and we liked it. Good color and esay to enjoy. A friend brough it over now we need to find it again to try again. The spelling on the page is wrong. It should Santa Barbara I think.
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This wine is just easy to drink. Whether with fresh grilled salmon or left-over roast chicken or just in a glass by itself, the pretty plum and spring strawberry flavors of this Santa Barbara Pinot are simply delicious. There is nothing pretentious here, just well balanced, nicely textured, brightly fruity wine that seems to go with everything.
If you want exceptional California Pinot Noir for your money – look no further. This well-balanced Pinot has rich, red-raspberry fruit with smoky notes. This delicious wine is a natural choice with food. By hand-selecting the grapes from the best fruit Santa Barbara has to offer and through careful bottling, this winemaker does his job.
Light, bright red. High-pitched aromas of sweet red berries, rose and spicecake. Light in body and fresh, with no fat and a tangy edge to the moderately concentrated strawberry and raspberry flavors. Finishes firm and slightly dry, with no obvious tannins and decent persistence. ** Only 5 in Stock **
Vibrant and heady, this winersquo;s full-throttle flavors of juicy red fruit and red apple skin have plenty of complex spice. Itrsquo;s not powerfully structured, but it is mouthwatering, the kind of bottle that two people can open and easily finish. For roast quail.
This wine is just easy to drink. Whether with fresh grilled salmon or left-over roast chicken or just in a glass by itself, the pretty plum and spring strawberry flavors of ABC SB Pinot are simply delicious. There is nothing pretentious here, just well balanced, nicely textured, brightly fruity wine that seems to go with everything.
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Dietary Information: Organic
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