Au Bon Climat Pinot Gris\Pinot Blanc 2016

Synopsis, Our Opinion: OUTSTANDING white blend that’s a GREAT value.

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

Grape Variety: Blend – 60% Pinot Gris and 40% Pinot Blanc.

Geographic Appellation: Santa Maria Valley; Central Coast, California.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $18.00

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

Paired With: Garden salad and fresh homemade bread.


    Chilled before drinking. Light wheat straw color. Very enticing lemon and citrus aromas. Approachable, zesty, dry, light body with an 800-grit texture. Powerful lemon flavor with just a smidgen of fresh Golden Delicious apple set in an elegant and sumptuous mineral solution. Crisp acidity, and a long mineral-filled finish. WOW, WOW what a light refreshing white wine. Strong flavors that both satisfy and tempt another sip. Lots of depth and flavor that become a FANTASTICALLY REFRESHING white blend. There was quite a dramatic change between the first and last pour…it was fresh and crisp when cold and as it warmed the crispiness became more subtle and the richness of the flavors sparkled with lemon zest and apple. OUTSTANDING white blend that’s a GREAT value and a textbook four thumbs up wine.

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Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 8 50755 00001 1

Imported by: NA