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2016 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir "Santa Barbara Country"

Au Bon Climat 2016 Santa Barbara Country Pinot Noir

Winery: Au Bon Climat

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Santa Barbara Country"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Barbara County

State or country: CA

Price: $24

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 89 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: December 1, 2018

Wine Review: This dark red colored Pinot Noir from Au Bon Climat is unique. It opens with aa fragrant oak, strawberry and pomegranate bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and savory. The flavor profile is a black plum, cedar plank and pomegranate blend with notes of cranberry and a hint of licorice. The finish is dry and its flavors fade away nicely. This Pinot is interesting and would pair nicely with grilled salmon. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Strawberries and blackberries aromas slowly rise out of the glass. Overtime, more of the anise and clove will mix with these other aromas. Currently, the wine is young with mouth filling intensity and suppleness. Complexity will increase as the wine ages, but this wine should stay "fresh" for 6 or 7 years. Like all Au Bon Climat wines, this is a food wine. In its youth, match this wine with lamb or dried meats.

Organic status: not organic

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