Synopsis, Our Opinion: A distinctive California Central Coast red wine.
Producer/Winery: Au Bon Climat; Santa Maria, California.
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.
Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Santa Maria Valley; Central Coast, California.
Price: $40.00 (with a club discount)
Purchased From: Au Bon Climat tasting room; Santa Barbara, California.
Paired With: Pork stroganoff with rice and broccoli.
Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, light purple/ruby color with a pale purple rim. Cinnamon, clove and earthy cherry aromas. Potent, high-powered and tingling mouthfeel, light to medium body and a 150-grit texture. Tart cherry, plum, peppery spice and herb flavors. Nice fresh acidity, very fine tannins and a very long spicy and juicy plum finish. Definately not your typical Calfornia Pinot Noir. This was a substainal red wine that tasted like it was from the Rhone Valley. The spicy aftertaste really came alive and gave the wine its charadcter. It was a hand-and-glove pairing with the pork stroganoff. Although not typical Pinot Noir, we both commented that this was a distinctive California Central Coast red wine.
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Alcohol Content: 13%
Closure: Aluminum covered 50mm natural cork.
UPC Code: Not available.
Imported by: Not applicable.