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2021 Au Bon Climat White Blends or Varietals "Pinot Gris & Pinot Blanc"

Au Bon Climat 2021 Pinot Gris & Pinot Blanc

Winery: Au Bon Climat

Vintage: 2021

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Pinot Gris & Pinot Blanc"

Wine Category: White Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 60% Pinot Gris & 40% Pinot Blanc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Barbara County

State or country: CA

Price: $22

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 92 (based on 1 review)

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

Review date: August 17, 2023

Wine Review: This pale white gold colored Pinot Gris based blend from Au Bon Climat opens with a shy bouquet of tangerine and crushed shells with hints of lemon-lime and melon. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with integrated medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is nicely balanced, round, textured and a bit voluptuous. The flavor profile is a very tasty white peach, saline and almond blend with notes of white pepper, lime and chalky minerality. We also detected some hints of Asian pear and green apple. The finish is dry and refreshing with very good length. The Tasting Panel would pair this versatile and very good value white blend with broiled scallops or a grilled chicken Caesar salad. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The Au Bon Climat 2021 Pinot Gris/Pinot Blanc is a versatile wine. The Pinot Gris provides firm acidity, while the Pinot Blanc gives a hint of green apple and broadens the palate. Blending these two varietals makes for a more interesting wine. It is light and refreshing, making it a good choice for an aperitif. It has enough body and intensity to pair with a wide range of cuisines. In the mouth the wine is rich and textural. The minerality and acidity make this a great wine for shellfish of any kind, but it is also delightful with roast chicken. Also great with Thai food.

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