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2019 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir "La Bauge Au-dessus"

Au Bon Climat 2019 La Bauge Au-dessus Pinot Noir

Winery: Au Bon Climat

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "La Bauge Au-dessus"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Maria Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 92 (based on 1 review)

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

Review date: June 3, 2023

Wine Review: This dark red colored Pinot Noir from Au Bon Climat opens with an inviting teaberry, cinnamon, and red plum bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round and juicy. The flavor profile is cinnamon and red plum blend with notes of teaberry and stony minerality. I also detected hints of gentle oak and maraschino cherry. The finish is dry and its fine tannins and flavors drift away nicely. This Pinot would pair well with cherry chicken. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: "La Bauge Au-dessus" translates as a "wild party upstairs" and this wine is ready to party! This delicious, supple, Old World Burgundian style Pinot Noir does not compete with food but maximizes the dining experience by complimenting whatever is paired with it. The 2019 is a classic Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir. It is a wine of great aromatics and character showing black cherry/cranberry fruit, rose petal, earth, and spice. Balance is the key to this wine. A balance of oak and fruit, a balance of tannin and acid, and a balance of elegance and intensity. Match with pork tenderloin, stuffed game hens or a mushroom pizza.

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