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2010 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County
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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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2010 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County

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

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88(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2012

Dark red.  Musky, spice-accented aromas of redcurrant and cherry, with a note of cured meat in the background.  A chewy, tangy midweight that offers tangy red fruit qualities and touch of bitter chocolate.  Somewhat ungiving right now, finishing with good energy and tightly wound red fruit character.  Give this some air or age.

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Pinot Noir

Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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