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2016 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir "Knox Alexander"

Au Bon Climat 2016 Knox Alexander Pinot Noir

Winery: Au Bon Climat

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Knox Alexander"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Maria Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 975

KWG Score: 94 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: April 26, 2020

Wine Review: This dark red colored Pinot Noir was a hit with the Tasting Panel! The Panel noted that the wine evolved in the glass with just a little bit of swirling. It opens with a Maraschino cherry and blueberry bouquet with hint of oak and juniper. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and juicy with moderate acidity. The flavor profile is a tasty red raspberry and cherry-cola blend with notes of minerality. We also detected hints of cinnamon, black tea and caramel. The finish is dry with gentle tannins and has nice length for a Pinot. The Panel suggested pairing this Pinot with duck confit. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Knox is a blend of our two "Estate" vineyards, Bien Nacido and Le Bon Climat. The 2016 Knox Alexander is silky and perfumed. It is a well-structured wine that offers Griotte cherry and cranberry fruit with sage and mint notes, all fused together in this super-expressive Pinot. The wine is named after Jim Clendenen's son.

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