Au Bon Climat

Los Alamos Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.197 ratings
9.012 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, 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
Sipping Fine Wine

ABC made Pinot in Santa Barbara for 30 years, still hand picks & sorts heavily in the vineyard, open top fermenters allowing “punch down” by hand. Top Pinot’s never pumped, only moved by gravity & age in new French Oak. ABC Pinot is basically same since 1982. Lively, big blue fruit aromas & sweet spice, aged for 2 years French oak, 25% new. Palate sweet dark berry fruits, cacao & cola notes, nice mouthfeel. Soft tannins, easy drinking now, lingering ending with a fruit character. Nice! Tasting Sample!

ABC made Pinot in Santa Barbara for 30 years, still hand picks & sorts heavily in the vineyard, open top fermenters allowing “punch down” by hand. Top Pinot’s never pumped, only moved by gravity & age in new French Oak. ABC Pinot is basically same since 1982. Lively, big blue fruit aromas & sweet spice, aged for 2 years French oak, 25% new. Palate sweet dark berry fruits, cacao & cola notes, nice mouthfeel. Soft tannins, easy drinking now, lingering ending with a fruit character. Nice! Tasting Sample!

Mar 20th, 2019
Gretchen Rogers

Worked ABC's 35th anniversary at Jim's house last night. Was treated with some show stoppers! This one took the gold. So much fruit! cranberries, raspberry, dried goji berry. Balanced. Wow. Incredible-An amazing night!

Worked ABC's 35th anniversary at Jim's house last night. Was treated with some show stoppers! This one took the gold. So much fruit! cranberries, raspberry, dried goji berry. Balanced. Wow. Incredible-An amazing night!

1 person found it helpfulMay 14th, 2017
Ed Powers

My last bottle of this stuff. Really excellent Pinot. A touch of wintergreen on the finish. Super balance, medium bodied, served with a slight chill, can't get enough!

My last bottle of this stuff. Really excellent Pinot. A touch of wintergreen on the finish. Super balance, medium bodied, served with a slight chill, can't get enough!

1 person found it helpfulJul 23rd, 2015
Chris Leon

A Santa Maria original w. a lil age

A Santa Maria original w. a lil age

1 person found it helpfulApr 26th, 2014
Rubychick

The 08 looking a lot fresher than the 2013 vintage we had on Friday.

The 08 looking a lot fresher than the 2013 vintage we had on Friday.

Dec 5th, 2016
Jason Lede

dill x cranberry x spice

dill x cranberry x spice

Jun 7th, 2016
Colin Shirek

Production Cristom Vineyards, Hirsch Vineyards

9.5

Ok Santa Barbara. Show me what you got!

Ok Santa Barbara. Show me what you got!

Jan 28th, 2014
Bonnie Kaufman

Delicious! Light and sweet and veryyyyy easy to drink.

Delicious! Light and sweet and veryyyyy easy to drink.

Aug 30th, 2020
Jason Muniz

Great taste!

Great taste!

Jul 30th, 2020
Jay Anthony Lovero

Our good friend Colin Carter recommended this bottle. I thought it was very good. Light and earthy...red berry blend. Had a sweet strawberry taste. Happy to have tried it...good call Colin.

Our good friend Colin Carter recommended this bottle. I thought it was very good. Light and earthy...red berry blend. Had a sweet strawberry taste. Happy to have tried it...good call Colin.

Jun 24th, 2020