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
USA : CALIFORNIA
DRY, MEDIUM BODIED, DARK FRUIT, SMOOTH
CALIFORNIA : CENTRAL VALLEY : LODI
FULL-BODIED, JAMMY, BLACK CHERRY, PLUM, VANILLA, OAK
Amazing old vine fruit, detailed selection criteria, and masterful blending all show in the final wine, which is showing jammy red fruit aromas next rich vanilla and spice notes that linger on a smooth, lengthy finish.
FOOD PAIRING: Bangers & Mash with Onion Gravy