Wow! Pure summer in a glass...who drinks rose..any rose..when this Chenin Blanc is available. Utterly crushable..lemon, lime, yuzu...capable of removing a couple coats of enamel with the electric acidity. Low ABV..no noticeable oak. Kicking myself that I only bought 2. In the running for bargain of the year! — 12 days ago
I thought that this was going be much better than it was. A bit of a disappointment (a little bit of a rut here wine-wise here in the last few days). This wine has a great nose. Floral, herbs, hint of tobacco leaf, pepper, bacon, raspberry and kirsche. But the entry is a little bit metallic and flat, reminiscent of the nose. A little muted. The finish is a little bit tart and acidic and fades rather fast. Out of balance. Not really all that enjoyable and probably think this one would have done much better 1-2 years ago or perhaps maybe in a dumb phase? — 20 days ago
This wine is locked up. Initially this was displaying a lot of blueberry muffin influence on the nose with very stiff oak. Entry has a hint of vanilla, blackberry, blueberry, wildflowers. Middle is where this one starts to get a little dry. Oak splinters. Very guarded finish. The best years of this wine are ahead of it. After 2 hours in decanter, this one got quite a bit more savory. Some grilled ribeye notes, more blackberry character, pepper, but still quite a bit of astringent oak here. I really think this one will be close to a 95 at peak maturity, which is definitely not now. Give this one another five years. — 20 days ago
Clear pale gold color.
Clean nose, medium intensity. On the nose, primary aromas of elderflower and melon.
Off-dry, medium(+) acidity, low tannin, medium alcohol, medium(-) bodied, pronounced flavor intensity. On the palate, primary aromas of pear and pineapple. Long finish. — 2 days ago
Well balanced with smooth flavor. — 11 days ago
Fresh red raspberries and strawberries jump out of the glass with red licorice, sweet baking spices, red flowers and with a pleasant minerality on the palate . Medium plus acid, medium plus body and low tannins. Enjoyable and complex Pinot for the price. Visited Au Bon Climat on a recent trip to Santa Barbara and was really impressed by their portfolio of wines. — 20 hours ago