Au Bon Climat

Au Bon Climat Los Alamos Pinot Noir

$89.00

VARIETY/TYPE

Pinot Noir

VINTAGE

2017

ALCOHOL

13.5%

SIZE

750 ml

Palate: Red Berry, Plum, Bitter Chocolate, Meaty, Pomegranate

Nose: Dark Berry, Earthy, Cherry, Raspberry, Oak

Pairing: Salmon, Tomato Pasta

THE VARIETY

Pinot Noir

As the pre-eminent grape of Burgundy, Pinot Noir has become a global yardstick for premium wine among winemakers and discerning consumers. Pinot is a very demanding grape, but in the right hands, it has a wonderful ability to express the complexities of the local terroir. Now grown around the world—including Australia, New Zealand, America and Germany—the grape produces vastly different wines. Traditionally, though, it is light-bodied and has characters of raspberry, cranberry, truffle, and allspice. Pinot Noir's silky tannins and bright acidity pairs brilliantly with wide-ranging dishes, from pasta and roasted chicken to cheese boards and salads with balsamic vinaigrettes.

THE REGION

Santa Maria

Located on California's central coast, Santa Maria Valley is surrounded by mountains and spectacular forests. Famous for its beauty, it is also known as one of the world's most dynamic wine regions. The unique Mediterranean climate and diverse geography allow for Pinot Noir, Syrah and Chardonnay to thrive exceptionally well here.