Pinkish-crimson, good colour although slightly cloudy. Nose of sweet juicy mixed berries with herbs and nettles and earthiness and then red pepper on the back of the nose; strong but nice - just typical pinot. Earthy red berries - raspberry, redcurrant, cranberries - but with some blackberry too, giving way to eucalyptus and spearmint. Medium bodied texture, but a long, lingering, gentle savoury finish with some red and white pepper. Stood up brilliantly to Iranian food with some spicy potatoes.
Very much like my previous note. Savory is the right word for this wine. This is a Pinot that you hold in your hand and savor the passage of flavors from cherry to earth to acid to herbal finish. There is something in that long herbal finish that invites your mind to linger. That alone is worth the purchase.
Raspberry and light herbs on the nose. Lingonberries, dark Cherry, leather, licorice and oak with a long after taste. Light but prescent acidity and soft tannins. A Little bitter on the End. Drinks really well on its own but should go well with lighter dishes of red meat, the acidity is there to accompany a lighter creamy sauce I would Think (drank this without food).
Ruby to garnet color; nose of red fruit, earth, forest floor and a touch of herbs. Medium bodied with cherry, strawberry fruit, moderate earth, leather, a touch of licorice evolving towards light spice and herbs on the moderate finish. Enjoyable acidity. Lean. Better as it opened up. Very good for the price.
My first bottle of Au Bon Climat pinot. I enjoyed it as a savoury, leaner pinot that really kept my interest through the bottle. Cherry, strawberries & good acidity on the palate. Would be a perfect food wine with duck or other game.
Dark brick red, nice nose of ripe cherry, strawberry, leather, some hay and faint oak. Light-medium body, palate offers more sweet, red cherry and strawberry with a tiny bit of spice. Might be a bit too fruit forward for my liking if not for a good kick of acidity on the mid-palate, and decent length finish. Pretty good value.
rust colored around the edges, medium bodied. earthy, with spice on the tongue and concentrated flavors of summer fruit. For me, this is what you want in a house pinot noir and an excellent value at around $20
Had another bottle a month later and was again impressed. Head and shoulder better than other large production wines at similar price point.
This is very good and my impression is very different from many tasting notes here. Very burgundian style which i like. Earthy, mineral with damp forest floor, notes, strawberries on the medium finish. Rounded smooth tannins that gives it a nice structure. Great balance with a delightful tartness that persists on the finish.
Nice Bing cherry appearance. Mid-bodied with a rather firm, masculine structure. Has bite. Leafy and very earthy, with notes of cherry, raspberry, cranberry, spicy oak, a touch of leather, and oddly enough a mild whiff of chronic. Closes with savory herbs and earthy minerality and spice. Good but could use more time to tame its firm backbone.
Paired with grilled salmon marinated in pomegranate mollases, garlic smashed potatoes, and home made Caesar salad.
Purchased at restaurant- first bottle of night 06 Turley petite Syrah hayne vineyard- this was the complete opposite- light bodied- not complex- average finish- still an enjoyable bottle. Good price point.
Older style Pinot. Not up to the now typical Au Bon Climat standard. Sweet red fruit nose. Brownish-purple color. Tarte taste with over-ripe red fruit...tastes a bit cooked. Kind of a muddy finish. Not bad. Just not a "fresh" Pinot.
Light red color. Strong fruit forward nose of cherry with a little tartness. A very smooth wine with lots of strawberry and cherry on the palate. A little sweet for me but true to west coast pinot I guess. Nice finish. Well integrated wine although very fruit forward.
always has struck me as good value Cali pn, light in appearance, spiced berries on the nose, balanced and round, cranberry, cherry, cinnamon and herbs, bright acid, well-made, ABC pn always has distinguished character, possible from the blending of Mondeuse, and personally, I always find it appealing, great value, had with roasted herb chicken
Medim red; very fruity and straightforward, fresh style; nice, fresh, very well balanced (roundness, acidity, lightness come together); good and long aftertaste; perhaps not so complex but deliciously straightforward, good and good value for money
Surprisingly good - has a nice reserved character and a light touch that one doesn't usually associate with this part of the world. Certainly more enjoyable than most New World Pinot (that means you New Zealand) with no overt sweetness, and good balance. Cinnamon, cola, cherries - pretty decent palate - a touch simple at times, but for £18 I think this is pretty good - not very often you see a US wine for under £30 in these parts. Lacks the structure and depth for serious aging, but I'd buy this again for mid-week quaffing.
Surprisingly pleasant affordable Pinot. Light and drinkable. Nice fruit and minerality on the nose. Slightly tart and acidic with hints of oak. Overall this wine lacks complexity and falters on the back end. I wish it was as good as it smells unfortunately it is not but even though it is still very drinkable and not at all unpleasant.
Lovely ruby red despite the fact that its a lighter Pinot in color. Very light oak with raspberry and slight asparagus bouquet, perhaps even a little earth. Plain, little fruit, what there is is almost dried apricot, good acidity but a little thin overall on the palate. Nice wine though not amongst out favorites from the region.