Au Bon Climat

Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.17 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
Santa Ynez 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
Sipping Fine Wine

Planted in 1971, the fruit was selected from the oldest section of Sanford & Benedict Vineyard. Aromas of berry fruit with subtle floral and spice, aged for 22 months in new French oak. On the palate raspberry and cherry fruit flavors, a bit crisp with light oak tones. Firm tannins, a bit tight, lingering, ending with mineral notes. Very nice, tasting well now!

Planted in 1971, the fruit was selected from the oldest section of Sanford & Benedict Vineyard. Aromas of berry fruit with subtle floral and spice, aged for 22 months in new French oak. On the palate raspberry and cherry fruit flavors, a bit crisp with light oak tones. Firm tannins, a bit tight, lingering, ending with mineral notes. Very nice, tasting well now!

May 28th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Planted in 1971, the fruit was selected from the oldest section of Sanford & Benedict Vineyard. Aromas of berry fruit with subtle floral and spice, aged for 22 months in new French oak. On the palate raspberry and cherry fruit flavors, a bit crisp with light oak tones. Firm tannins, a bit tight, lingering, ending with mineral notes. Very nice, but needs a bit more time.

Planted in 1971, the fruit was selected from the oldest section of Sanford & Benedict Vineyard. Aromas of berry fruit with subtle floral and spice, aged for 22 months in new French oak. On the palate raspberry and cherry fruit flavors, a bit crisp with light oak tones. Firm tannins, a bit tight, lingering, ending with mineral notes. Very nice, but needs a bit more time.

May 10th, 2019
Stefan Dolhain

2014 vintage. From the oldest part of the historical Sanford § Benedict vineyard, planted in 1971. Bright transparent ruby. Sour cherries, strawberries, fresh herbs and a mineral touch in the nose. Elegant and well-balanced with very pure Pinot Noir fruit and a subtle spiciness. Perfectly integrated oak and nice depth. Long mineral finish. Another winner from ABC. 48 euro.

2014 vintage. From the oldest part of the historical Sanford § Benedict vineyard, planted in 1971. Bright transparent ruby. Sour cherries, strawberries, fresh herbs and a mineral touch in the nose. Elegant and well-balanced with very pure Pinot Noir fruit and a subtle spiciness. Perfectly integrated oak and nice depth. Long mineral finish. Another winner from ABC. 48 euro.

Jul 20th, 2018
erto l
8.9

pretty sure this will be better than 90% of the pinot i'll have over the next 24 hours.

pretty sure this will be better than 90% of the pinot i'll have over the next 24 hours.

Apr 19th, 2017
Aaron Means

Aaron had this 3 years ago

Aaron had this 3 years ago

May 6th, 2017
Hunter Landrum

Hunter had this 5 months ago

Hunter had this 5 months ago

Dec 27th, 2019
Dave Parker

Dave had this a year ago

Dave had this a year ago

Dec 31st, 2018