Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara 2007

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New York Times Picks for Pinot Noir "On The Lighter Side"Good bright, full red. Reticent aromas of black cherry, licorice, underbrush, fresh herbs and rose petal; opened nicely with air. Began slightly reduced, with dry-edged cherry and bitter chocolate flavors, but grew sweeter and more pliant with aeration. A nicely structured pinot that stays light on its feet. This builds nicely on the back half, and turned creamier with extended aeration.

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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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Member Reviews for Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara

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Snooth User: donccpa
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0.50 5
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 Santa Barbara

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
03/10/2009

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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Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

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New York Times Picks for Pinot Noir "On The Lighter Side"Good bright, full red. Reticent aromas of black cherry, licorice, underbrush, fresh herbs and rose petal; opened nicely with air. Began slightly reduced, with dry-edged cherry and bitter chocolate flavors, but grew sweeter and more pliant with aeration. A nicely structured pinot that stays light on its feet. This builds nicely on the back half, and turned creamier with extended aeration.

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