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2018 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir "Runway Vineyard"

Au Bon Climat 2018 Runway Pinot Noir

Winery: Au Bon Climat

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Runway Vineyard"

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: 290

KWG Score: 94.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: April 17, 2022

Wine Review: This dark red colored Pinot Noir from Au Bon Climat opens with an attractive blueberry and ripe black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with plus acidity. The flavor profile is a loam and black raspberry blend with notes of stony minerality, triple sec, and cedar. We also detected hints of black cherry, licorice, and sage mixed in. The finish is dry, and its flavors and its dusty tannins linger and last for quite some time. This Pinot would pair well with a beef bourguignon. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A stunning, deeply colored Pinot with incredible complexity and depth that is classic Santa Maria Valley. The wine has a core of red and black berries and offers loads of spice with touches of dried rose petals, licorice, cola, and sagebrush.

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