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2017 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir "Knox Alexander"

Au Bon Climat 2017 Knox Alexander Pinot Noir

Winery: Au Bon Climat

Vintage: 2017

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: unknown

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: June 8, 2021

Wine Review: This pale garnet colored Pinot Noir opens with a terrific and inviting bouquet featuring strawberry rhubarb, cola with hints of plum, black cherry, oak and sauteed mushrooms. I could smell this wine for hours. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and nicely balanced between its fruit and acidity. The flavor profile is a tasty spiced plum and cola blend with notes of loam, oak and mushrooms. I also detected some hints of oolong tea and dried herbs. The finish is dry and flavors show nice length. This Pinot would pair well with a pork tenderloin. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2017 is one of our best vintages. Rich and powerful, this well-structured wine has a darker ruby hue as well as a beautiful nose of cherry, dried cranberry, earthy forest floor, ground herbs, smoked earth. Named after Jim Clendenen's son.

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