Au Bon Climat

"Knox Alexander" Estate Bottled Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

9.1239 ratings
9.256 pro ratings
Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
David L

14’ Au Bon Climat Knox Alexander Pinot Noir. Decant this for 15 minutes. Cherry & raspberry subtle dryness with the background of light /modest spices & tea. Beautiful balance after a short time in the decanter. Just a great showing of this PN wine. Open this now...enjoy over the next 5 +years. WOW., time will only bring out it’s best . Jim , still is making exceptional wine for the money! Cheers.

14’ Au Bon Climat Knox Alexander Pinot Noir. Decant this for 15 minutes. Cherry & raspberry subtle dryness with the background of light /modest spices & tea. Beautiful balance after a short time in the decanter. Just a great showing of this PN wine. Open this now...enjoy over the next 5 +years. WOW., time will only bring out it’s best . Jim , still is making exceptional wine for the money! Cheers.

Jul 23rd, 2019
Michael Chelus

Cherry, raspberry, strawberry, currant, vanilla, oak, dried sage and plum. Great structure and soft tannins.

Cherry, raspberry, strawberry, currant, vanilla, oak, dried sage and plum. Great structure and soft tannins.

Mar 31st, 2019
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.2

Really pretty.

Really pretty.

Jan 24th, 2019
Rob B
9.0

Little wine party at home

Little wine party at home

Nov 18th, 2017
Justin Bothur

Nice and balanced. Yummy.

Nice and balanced. Yummy.

Nov 1st, 2017
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

9.2

Most of the fruit is handpicked by Clendenen, largely from the exceptional hillside parcels that sit high in the extolled Bien Nacido Vineyard -- Shows Red & Blue Fruit that's Sappy and Structured. All in All, another of ABC's Poised & Polished Pinot Noirs from the Santa Maria Valley...

Most of the fruit is handpicked by Clendenen, largely from the exceptional hillside parcels that sit high in the extolled Bien Nacido Vineyard -- Shows Red & Blue Fruit that's Sappy and Structured. All in All, another of ABC's Poised & Polished Pinot Noirs from the Santa Maria Valley...

1 person found it helpfulJul 3rd, 2016
Jinglin Zhang

Juicy ripe red and black cherry, plummy. Clove vanilla hint of oak well integrated. Concentration of fruit can handle well the oak. Start showing tertiary character: earthy liquorice. Really polished wine, clean medium finish.

Juicy ripe red and black cherry, plummy. Clove vanilla hint of oak well integrated. Concentration of fruit can handle well the oak. Start showing tertiary character: earthy liquorice. Really polished wine, clean medium finish.

1 person found it helpfulApr 21st, 2015
Stefan Dolhain

Brilliant transparent ruby. Beautiful nose with strawberries and roses. Refined and complex, with velvety tannin, great purity of fruit and wonderful balancing acidity. Wow ! 2012 vintage. Abv. 13,5%.

Brilliant transparent ruby. Beautiful nose with strawberries and roses. Refined and complex, with velvety tannin, great purity of fruit and wonderful balancing acidity. Wow ! 2012 vintage. Abv. 13,5%.

Nov 9th, 2016
Michael Chelus

Black cherry, raspberry, blackberry, loamy earth, dusty leather and oak. Great structure and well-integrated tannins.

Black cherry, raspberry, blackberry, loamy earth, dusty leather and oak. Great structure and well-integrated tannins.

Sep 7th, 2016
Liz Hale

Plot specific- estate fruit- low alc- super duper yummy factor!

Plot specific- estate fruit- low alc- super duper yummy factor!

Aug 16th, 2016