Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir 2018

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A delightful, inexpensive Pinot Noir!!!

Producer/Winery: Jim Clendenen, Au Bon Climat; Santa Maria, California.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Oregon,

Vintage: 2018

Price: $28.00 (with a club discount)

Purchased From: Au Bon Climat tasting room; Santa Barbara, California.

Paired With: Chicken fajitas.


    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear ruby color with a slightly lighter rim. Nice damp earth, mushrooms, ripe cherry, raspberry and plum aromas. Smooth, sultry and enticing mouthfeel, solid medium body and a 200-grit texture. Strong cherry, raspberry and plum flavors with just a touch of clove. Fresh bright acidity, absolutely yummy tannins and a long tart fruit finish. WOW, WOW, WOW what a delightful, inexpensive Pinot Noir!!! Yes, it had New World vigor, but it settled down by the last pour to have a round, fruity red profile that had lots of charm. The long aftertaste echoes the fruit core and finally departs with a tiny spice upturn. Very nice everyday Pinot Noir.

Jim Clendenen
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Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Closure: Aluminum covered 50mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 8 57835 00365 8

Imported by: Not applicable.