Red

2016 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Knox Alexander

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Maria Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • Mr T wrote:

    July 31, 2022 - Very nice Pinot
    I know that Jim C was known for very expressive and fruited wines but this Pinot clearly looks to Burgundy with restraint, some cranberry and citrus but not overly earthy. Definitely not Syrah in a Pinot bottle. Really pretty

  • popasq Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 16, 2022 - Excellent pinot, light and fruity.

  • Christian Rognes Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 13, 2022 - Don't hold.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Echodog Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 1, 2021 - Wow what an amazing Pinot. Pours to a ripe red color in glass. Decantered for 30 mins, delicious rich red fruit aromas pop right at you. Flavors of tart cherry, raspberry with a deep complexity of other red fruits are everywhere in this wine. Med tannins from a med style semi fruit forward wine. This is one to buy a case and drink happily. Not sure why the bottle weighs a ton, but as long as the wine is great who cares.

  • dhammer53 wrote: 92 points

    November 25, 2021 - Thanksgiving wine. I was anxious to drink this since I met MC at a wine dinner in NYC about 10 years ago. This is a very pretty color. Cherries. A hint of tannins. I'd suggest holding for at least 5 years.

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2020, Issue #87, Recently-Tasted American Wines Lifting the Spirits Of The Sad Spring of 2020

    (Pinot Noir “Knox Alexander”- Au Bon Climat (Santa Maria Valley)) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Central Coast: The 2017s and 2018s, 10/31/2019 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Au Bon Climat
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Knox Alexander
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Maria Valley
  • UPC Code 1856213000233

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 368 (71%)
  • Consumed 147 (28%)

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