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2020 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir "Santa Barbara Country"

Au Bon Climat 2020 Santa Barbara Country Pinot Noir

Winery: Au Bon Climat

Vintage: 2020

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: 89.5 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.5)

Review date: October 27, 2022

Wine Review: This dark red colored Pinot Noir from opens with a cigar box and Teaberry gum bouquet with a hint of rose pedal. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced and savory. The flavor profile is a cedar plank, strawberry, and Teaberry gum blend with notes of loam and flinty minerality. I also detected hints of red licorice and clove. The finish is dry, and its flavors are very nicely prolonged. This Pinot would pair well lamb lollipops. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This wine opens with strawberries and blackberries aromas that 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. After a few years, as the flavors coalesce, it will pair better with salmon or mild red sauce with pasta.

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