Au Bon Climat produces the Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard , a red wine from Santa Maria Valley vinified from pinot noir. According to Drinks&Co users, this red wine earns 4 out of 5 points.
Technical sheet · Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard
“- Full and rich with flavours of plums and warm spice, this Pinot is a crowd-pleaser.
- It's full of finesse and elegance, the kind that allows you to sip the wine alone or pair with almost any medium-weight dish, vegetarian or meaty.”
“TASTING NOTES: View: A deep, dark garnet red with violet glints.Nose: An alluring scent of ripe red cherry along with a jab of juniper, a delicate whisper of vanilla, and a bit of earthy herbs. Mouth: A smooth texture with a richly concentrated but beautifully structured array of flavours. Fruity notes of plum, berry, and pomegranate and balanced by notable herbal tones of sage, oregano, and chamomile. The medium-long finish offers more verdant herb flavours.APPELLATION: Santa Maria ValleyVINEYARD: Au Bon Climat sourced the grapes for Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard 2016 from the Bien Nacido vineyard located in Santa Barbara County, California. The low altitude with cool morning fog gravelly calciferous clay makes for grapes with a unique character. This vineyard, owned by the Miller family, has been growing grapes since the 1970s. Since the 1990s, Bien Nacido has had blocks exclusively dedicated to certain wineries, allowing Au Bon Climat to purchase smaller quantities of grapes that were grown especially for them. GRAPES: Pinot NoirAGEING: Long ageing potential.PREPARATION: Au Bon Climat is owned and operated by Jim Clendenon, an American man with a passion and skill for winemaking. Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard 2016 was created in small batches.PAIRING: Duck, venison, mushroom risotto, lentil curry, or mild blue cheeses.RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 13-16°CALCOHOL: 13.5%”