Au Bon Climat

Knox Alexander Estate Bottled Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

9.29 ratings
9.31 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
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight we have opened the 2017 Au Bon Climat Santa Maria Valley Knox Alexander Pinot Noir.

On the nose there is strawberry, cranberry, cherry, spice, mushroom, cola, lavender, forest floor and earth.

On the palate there is strawberry, cranberry, raspberry, cherry, spice, red currant, smokey oak, forest floor and earth.

This is a medium bodied wine with a plush mouthfeel medium + acidity and medium fine polished tannins that lead to a long red fruit earthy finish. I hope everyone is doing well and have great plans for this weekend. Have a wonderful time with family and friends, please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Tonight we have opened the 2017 Au Bon Climat Santa Maria Valley Knox Alexander Pinot Noir.

On the nose there is strawberry, cranberry, cherry, spice, mushroom, cola, lavender, forest floor and earth.

On the palate there is strawberry, cranberry, raspberry, cherry, spice, red currant, smokey oak, forest floor and earth.

This is a medium bodied wine with a plush mouthfeel medium + acidity and medium fine polished tannins that lead to a long red fruit earthy finish. I hope everyone is doing well and have great plans for this weekend. Have a wonderful time with family and friends, please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Jul 9th, 2022
Tom Balamaci

This was a wow. Especially with some bottle age. With boar and mushroom ragu w cream no tomatoes. Perf.

This was a wow. Especially with some bottle age. With boar and mushroom ragu w cream no tomatoes. Perf.

Apr 23rd, 2023
Kyle Wallis

Excellent wine, the fruit carries the 100% new oak extremely well. Strawberry, cherries, black tea and forest floor. Delicious. Proud to see them finally here in Finland.

Excellent wine, the fruit carries the 100% new oak extremely well. Strawberry, cherries, black tea and forest floor. Delicious. Proud to see them finally here in Finland.

Jan 8th, 2023
Nathan Kinney

Nathan had this 8 months ago

Nathan had this 8 months ago

Sep 30th, 2023
masanobu

masanobu had this 2 years ago

masanobu had this 2 years ago

Jan 6th, 2022
Ayaka

Ayaka had this 2 years ago

Ayaka had this 2 years ago

Jan 6th, 2022
Matt Peppes

Matt had this 3 years ago

Matt had this 3 years ago

Oct 21st, 2021
Zach

Zach had this 3 years ago

Zach had this 3 years ago

Apr 10th, 2021
Soshi Takao

Soshi had this 5 years ago

Soshi had this 5 years ago

Sep 27th, 2019