Jim Clendenen

Estate Bottled Au Bon Climat La Bauge Au-dessus Pinot Noir

9.140 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Matt K
9.1

Rusty cherry, in a good way.

Rusty cherry, in a good way.

Jan 19th, 2015
Josh Grove

Still going strong 14 yrs on. A bit too much cola for my taste, but quite tasty.

Still going strong 14 yrs on. A bit too much cola for my taste, but quite tasty.

Oct 24th, 2014
Benjamin Silver

Pretty balance - aromatically, in the mid palate, & through to the finish. Perfect for summer. 13.5% alc/vol

Pretty balance - aromatically, in the mid palate, & through to the finish. Perfect for summer. 13.5% alc/vol

May 22nd, 2018
Roberto Carli

Yes! Dusty fruit and a long finish

Yes! Dusty fruit and a long finish

Apr 10th, 2019
Adam Quarello

Au Bon Climat is often compared to Burgundy, but this one was distinctly Californian.

Au Bon Climat is often compared to Burgundy, but this one was distinctly Californian.

Dec 27th, 2018
Carsten rudolph

Big surprise - not over the hill! Very tasty with an lot of good perfume coming up of the glas. Colour as a mature wine - ought to drink more American pinot noir....

Big surprise - not over the hill! Very tasty with an lot of good perfume coming up of the glas. Colour as a mature wine - ought to drink more American pinot noir....

Aug 4th, 2018
Joe Lyons

Not as strong a showing as other vintages but drinking well. Waning body by there, earth tones. Want more but just not giving it to me out if this bottle

Not as strong a showing as other vintages but drinking well. Waning body by there, earth tones. Want more but just not giving it to me out if this bottle

May 11th, 2018
James Hart

Liquidised Bakewell Tart. Quality is undeniable; didn't wow me like the Knox.

Liquidised Bakewell Tart. Quality is undeniable; didn't wow me like the Knox.

Dec 30th, 2016
Chris Forest

Strawberries, hints of cinnamon & spices. A tad tight but a pretty sift nose. Strawberries on the palate with spices, some minerals & cinnamon. Medium acid, & a soft body, but some noticeable tannins. Pretty good.

Strawberries, hints of cinnamon & spices. A tad tight but a pretty sift nose. Strawberries on the palate with spices, some minerals & cinnamon. Medium acid, & a soft body, but some noticeable tannins. Pretty good.

Nov 29th, 2016
Tara Rowland

STUNNER! I could drink this wine literally everyday! Second bottle this year but even better in the fall....pronounced primary aromas of red currant, cherry, red plum, violet, kirsch, tertiary flavours of dried cranberry, mushroom, forrest floor, game....I could go on and no....brilliantly balanced Cali pinot

STUNNER! I could drink this wine literally everyday! Second bottle this year but even better in the fall....pronounced primary aromas of red currant, cherry, red plum, violet, kirsch, tertiary flavours of dried cranberry, mushroom, forrest floor, game....I could go on and no....brilliantly balanced Cali pinot

Oct 23rd, 2016