Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2016

Ratings on Delectable

Daniel P. Drake Delectable Pro

Well the holiday weekend is coming to a close and I hope everyone has enjoyed their time off. Tonight's wine I have opened the 2016 Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir. A blend of many different vineyards throughout the Santa Barbara County Au Bon Climat never ceases to blend a wonderful pinot noir. The nose expresses aromas of strawberry, raspberry, cranberry, cherry, eucalyptus, vanilla, clove, caramel, and rose petals. On the palate the red fruit is very prevalent with notes of strawberry, cranberry, cherry, spice, some nice minerality and earthy components. The wine is a balanced medium to full bodied with a good racy medium + acidity almost high acidity and medium smooth tannins that move right into a fresh clean long finish. Another beautiful pinot noir from Jim Clendenon that doesn't miss. I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend and look forward to a shortened work week. Have a great week and keep yourself safe. Nostrovia!

Well the holiday weekend is coming to a close and I hope everyone has enjoyed their time off. Tonight's wine I have opened the 2016 Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir. A blend of many different vineyards throughout the Santa Barbara County Au Bon Climat never ceases to blend a wonderful pinot noir. The nose expresses aromas of strawberry, raspberry, cranberry, cherry, eucalyptus, vanilla, clove, caramel, and rose petals. On the palate the red fruit is very prevalent with notes of strawberry, cranberry, cherry, spice, some nice minerality and earthy components. The wine is a balanced medium to full bodied with a good racy medium + acidity almost high acidity and medium smooth tannins that move right into a fresh clean long finish. Another beautiful pinot noir from Jim Clendenon that doesn't miss. I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend and look forward to a shortened work week. Have a great week and keep yourself safe. Nostrovia!

9.0

Meg Herring Delectable Pro

Really into this. Raspberries and just enough earthiness to remind you it is Pinot. Very juicy and smooth.

Really into this. Raspberries and just enough earthiness to remind you it is Pinot. Very juicy and smooth.

9.0

Jonathan Wall Delectable Pro

Delicate, but with focused Pinot character on the palette. Perfect with salmon on a plank with rosemary. Great QPR.

Delicate, but with focused Pinot character on the palette. Perfect with salmon on a plank with rosemary. Great QPR.

9.1

Corey Zamora, CSW Delectable Pro

Burgundy soul from Cali. Jim Clendenen is a bad ass.

Burgundy soul from Cali. Jim Clendenen is a bad ass.

9.2

Weijie Shi (Jay) Delectable Pro

Fresh red fruit forward. Not my style but solid.

Fresh red fruit forward. Not my style but solid.

8.8

Erik Helms Delectable Pro

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

Nice Burgundian style Pinot with crushed rose petals, raspberries, and forest floor. Clean, inviting nose and engaged palate. Tasty.

Nice Burgundian style Pinot with crushed rose petals, raspberries, and forest floor. Clean, inviting nose and engaged palate. Tasty.

9.0

Chad Thompson

Very, very nice for the price.

Very, very nice for the price.

9.0

Matthew Davis

Cedar, lovely notes of rose and other floral notes plus black raspberry or cherry.

Cedar, lovely notes of rose and other floral notes plus black raspberry or cherry.

9.0

Eli Barton

This was young and lively, easy to drink, with only a touch of the CA warmth, which is a bit surprising considering it was the 4th straight drought year....

This was young and lively, easy to drink, with only a touch of the CA warmth, which is a bit surprising considering it was the 4th straight drought year....

8.9

Jeff Fennel

Good taste but gave us both headaches

Good taste but gave us both headaches

8.8

Location

  • 981 Sibley Memorial Highway
    Lilydale, MN 55118

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm

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