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Au Bon Climat Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

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Much more interesting is the 2010 Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Vineyard. Locked and loaded with big blackberry, red cherry, sappy underbrush, spice and crushed flower-like qualities, it is the richest of the Pinots and has a layered, textured profile that's hard to resist. Enjoy it over the coming decade. Drink now-2023.

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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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Vintage: 2009 11/04/2013

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External Reviews for Au Bon Climat Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir

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Vintage: 2010 10/09/2013

Much more interesting is the 2010 Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Vineyard. Locked and loaded with big blackberry, red cherry, sappy underbrush, spice and crushed flower-like qualities, it is the richest of the Pinots and has a layered, textured profile that's hard to resist. Enjoy it over the coming decade. Drink now-2023.


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Vintage: 2009 10/09/2013

The 2009 Pinot Noir Sanford and Benedict shows a bit more overt depth and freshness than the Rosemary's, in part because of the use of fully destemmed fruit. Juicy dark cherries, flowers, spices and licorice are some of the many notes that flesh out in this radiant, supple Pinot. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017. ** SOLD OUT **


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Vintage: 2009 01/03/2013

The 2009 Pinot Noir Sanford and Benedict shows a bit more overt depth and freshness than the Rosemary's, in part because of the use of fully destemmed fruit. Juicy dark cherries, flowers, spices and licorice are some of the many notes that flesh out in this radiant, supple Pinot. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017.


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Vintage: 2007 05/11/2011

Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley 2007 750ML


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Vintage: 2006 05/17/2010

For a region known for its cool climate fruit, Santa Rita Hills appellation is HOT right now, and global warming has nothing to do with it. Sanford and Benedict is the oldest planted vineyard in the appellation. An amazing location with the perfect combination of soil, climate and exposure, it set the standard for the region. ABC has always made a Sanford and Benedict Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as the grapes lend themselves to our style of wine making. - Winery



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