CALIFORNIA : SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
MED-BODIED, STRAWBERRY, BLACKBERRY, RASPBERRY, CHERRY ANISE, CLOVE, OAK
Listed on Robert Parker’s Best Wineries of the World in both 1989 & 1999, Au Bon Climate (which is owned by renowned winemaker Jim Clendenen) has achieved an almost mythic level of celebrity in the wine world … and rightly so, in our opinion! Food-friendly and age-worthy, the 2019 Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara County punches way above its price point with mouth filling intensity and suppleness. Still quite young, it should remain “fresh” for the next 6-7 years, but will become more complex & continue to improve with age.
FOOD PAIRING: Classic Club Sandwich & Fries
UNITED STATES : OREGON
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris
STRAWBERRY, WATERMELON, TART CHERRY
ITALY : ABRUZZO : MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO
USA : CALIFORNIA
DRY, MEDIUM BODIED, DARK FRUIT, SMOOTH
CHILE : CENTRAL VALLEY
FULL-BODIED, BLACK CHERRY, BLACKBERRY JAM, PLUM, OAK
Approachable yet structured, this classic Chilean Malbec has lots of beautifully intense red fruit flavors followed by a dash black pepper and light touches of oak-derived notes like vanilla and chocolate.