Au Bon Climat "Bien Nacido" Pinot Noir - 2012

Item # 21745 750mL
$45.96 $36.77 / Single Bottle
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$551.52 $441.24/ Case of 12
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Color
Red
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Country
USA
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Tasting Notes

A seductive Pinot Noir from coveted Bien Nacido Vineyards in Santa Barbara, Smokey, gamey aromas match earthy red fruit flavors on the palate. A serious Pinot Noir that makes an ideal pairing for venison and game birds.


About the Producer

Santa Barbara County, California, USA Jim Clendenen graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with High Honors in Pre-Law in 1976. He discovered the world of wine suring his junior year abroad in 1974, while turning 21 in France.. After graduation, a one month stay in both Burgundy and Champagne convinced him to attempt a career in wine rather than continue on to law...

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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Pinot Noir

The Burgundy region of northeastern France is the historic home of the Pinot Noir grape, and is the source of the world’s greatest examples. Here one finds renditions of Pinot Noir that deliver power with finesse and grace, wines that have unimaginable depth of flavor, yet are perfectly balanced and ephemeral in the mouth - in short, wines that deliver all that Pinot Noir has to offer. Terroir,...

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California

California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.