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2001 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Knox-Alexander Santa Maria Valley
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About Au Bon Climat

Since it was founded in 1982, Au Bon Climat has been a well respected producer of Burgundian-styled California wines. Jim Clendenen's Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs are mineral, focused and restrained in the early going, and sometimes quite oaky.

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2001 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Knox-Alexander Santa Maria Valley

Producer: Au Bon Climat
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: California
Region: Central Coast
Appellation: Santa Barbara

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91 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
90 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2004

($45) Bright medium red. Delicate aromas of cherry, rose petal and shiso. Sappy, dense and generous in the mouth, with enticing flavors of raspberry and spices. Has a Chambolle-like floral lift. Long, building finish features smooth tannins and lovely aromatic character.

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well made Pinot
03/25/2007
by marchand10885879
New world style. Great expression of fruit and well integrated oak and silky tannins. Medium acid with a med+ alcohol. Was drinking very well at this time but will last another few years.

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