Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Santa Barbara Highlands 2009

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Reminiscent of a good village red Burgundy, this wine is just easy to drink. The pretty plum and spring strawberry fl...

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Brambly, dirty, barnyard of a nose. Soft and smooth with rich fruit in the mouth. Finish offers prickly acidity and raspberries. Read more

Immediately tart and bright; a youthful, vibrant glass. Paired brilliantly with hummus. Read more

This was a poor wine. Very acidic with harsh tannins and a long unpleasant after taste. I am tossing the rest of this bottle. I decanted this bo... Read more

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User Reviews for Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Santa Barbara Highlands

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Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
2.50 5
Vintage: 2008 07/30/2010

Brambly, dirty, barnyard of a nose. Soft and smooth with rich fruit in the mouth. Finish offers prickly acidity and raspberries.


Snooth User: glharv
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 09/06/2011

Immediately tart and bright; a youthful, vibrant glass. Paired brilliantly with hummus.


Snooth User: donccpa
12637597
0.50 5
Vintage: 2007 11/02/2009

This was a poor wine. Very acidic with harsh tannins and a long unpleasant after taste. I am tossing the rest of this bottle. I decanted this bottle for several hours and still have the same opinion.


External Reviews for Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Santa Barbara Highlands

External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/20/2011

ST: 87 Points


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/04/2012

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 02/05/2010

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/23/2011

"This wine is just easy to drink. There is nothing pretentious here


External Review
Vintage: 2008 12/04/2009

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 10/24/2011

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 **


External Review
Vintage: 2007 03/11/2009

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.


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Ratings & Tags for Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Santa Barbara Highlands

695660 Snooth User: tbclevey
rated this wine
3.50 5
2008 03/28/2011

164252 Snooth User: cczura
rated this wine
3.50 5
2008 11/14/2010

1457333 Snooth User: REHalFR
rated this wine
4.00 5
2008 02/04/2014

rated this wine
4.00 5
2008 11/14/2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Reminiscent of a good village red Burgundy, this wine is just easy to drink. The pretty plum and spring strawberry flavors mix with focused cherry, spice and a touch of earth. There is nothing pretentious here, just well-balanced, nicely textured, brightly fruity wine that has meat on its long, full finish.

Reminiscent of a good village red Burgundy, this wine is just easy to drink. The pretty plum and spring strawberry flavors mix with focused cherry, spice and a touch of earth. There is nothing pretentious here, just well-balanced, nicely textured, brightly fruity wine that has meat on its long, full finish.

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