Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

8.956 ratings
9.08 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Daniel P. Drake

Well the holiday weekend is coming to a close and I hope everyone has enjoyed their time off. Tonight's wine I have opened the 2016 Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir. A blend of many different vineyards throughout the Santa Barbara County Au Bon Climat never ceases to blend a wonderful pinot noir.

The nose expresses aromas of strawberry, raspberry, cranberry, cherry, eucalyptus, vanilla, clove, caramel, and rose petals.

On the palate the red fruit is very prevalent with notes of strawberry, cranberry, cherry, spice, some nice minerality and earthy components.

The wine is a balanced medium to full bodied with a good racy medium + acidity almost high acidity and medium smooth tannins that move right into a fresh clean long finish. Another beautiful pinot noir from Jim Clendenon that doesn't miss. I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend and look forward to a shortened work week. Have a great week and keep yourself safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Well the holiday weekend is coming to a close and I hope everyone has enjoyed their time off. Tonight's wine I have opened the 2016 Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir. A blend of many different vineyards throughout the Santa Barbara County Au Bon Climat never ceases to blend a wonderful pinot noir.

The nose expresses aromas of strawberry, raspberry, cranberry, cherry, eucalyptus, vanilla, clove, caramel, and rose petals.

On the palate the red fruit is very prevalent with notes of strawberry, cranberry, cherry, spice, some nice minerality and earthy components.

The wine is a balanced medium to full bodied with a good racy medium + acidity almost high acidity and medium smooth tannins that move right into a fresh clean long finish. Another beautiful pinot noir from Jim Clendenon that doesn't miss. I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend and look forward to a shortened work week. Have a great week and keep yourself safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Sep 3rd, 2018
Meg Herring

Really into this. Raspberries and just enough earthiness to remind you it is Pinot. Very juicy and smooth.

Really into this. Raspberries and just enough earthiness to remind you it is Pinot. Very juicy and smooth.

Aug 22nd, 2018
Jonathan Wall

Delicate, but with focused Pinot character on the palette. Perfect with salmon on a plank with rosemary. Great QPR.

Delicate, but with focused Pinot character on the palette. Perfect with salmon on a plank with rosemary. Great QPR.

Jun 4th, 2018
Corey Zamora, CSW

Burgundy soul from Cali. Jim Clendenen is a bad ass.

Burgundy soul from Cali. Jim Clendenen is a bad ass.

Apr 26th, 2018
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Fresh red fruit forward. Not my style but solid.

Fresh red fruit forward. Not my style but solid.

Apr 23rd, 2018
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

9.0

Nice Burgundian style Pinot with crushed rose petals, raspberries, and forest floor. Clean, inviting nose and engaged palate. Tasty.

Nice Burgundian style Pinot with crushed rose petals, raspberries, and forest floor. Clean, inviting nose and engaged palate. Tasty.

Oct 21st, 2017
Dawn E.

I enjoyed this wine a few days ago and it is truly delicious! Pomegranate..cranberries..rose petals..presents with a beautiful translucent color (remember the magenta crayola crayon with white wrapper)! Great balance! Definitely would seek this again!

I enjoyed this wine a few days ago and it is truly delicious! Pomegranate..cranberries..rose petals..presents with a beautiful translucent color (remember the magenta crayola crayon with white wrapper)! Great balance! Definitely would seek this again!

Nov 4th, 2019
Barny

Fein

Fein

Oct 19th, 2019
Jon Preece

Can’t go wrong for the price. Pizza wine. Great pizza wine.

Can’t go wrong for the price. Pizza wine. Great pizza wine.

Apr 2nd, 2019
Jill Schuchardt

Feel the acidity on the tip of the tongue, then grapefruit, tannins and spice at the same time. Almost too peppery with it being balanced, very smooth. Slight bitter aftertaste.

Feel the acidity on the tip of the tongue, then grapefruit, tannins and spice at the same time. Almost too peppery with it being balanced, very smooth. Slight bitter aftertaste.

Nov 15th, 2018