Au Bon Climat Knox Alexander Pinot Noir 2019 750ml
SKU: 02888

Au Bon Climat Knox Alexander Pinot Noir 2019

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Category Red Wine
Origin California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley
Brand Au Bon Climat
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
The Pinots of Santa Maria Valley appellation are known for their fragrant, spicy, ethereal bouquet. This wine does not disappoint. Aromas of Bing cherry, cranberry, red currant, rose hip and dark chocolate are apparent with an intriguing scent of underbrush buried deeper in the wine. Flavors constantly evolve starting with raspberries and moving to dark cocoa. In the backgroound is french oak vanillin and balanced tannins. It is very focused on the palate, in a tight, racy style. This wine is masculine and rustic, and pairs well with wild game, roast duck, porcini mushroom rissoto, and grilled steak.
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The 2019 Pinot Noir Knox Alexander is ethereal, delicate and flat-out delicious. Crushed flowers, sweet red cherry fruit, game, iron, licorice, dried herbs and orange peel add an exotic flair. This aromatic, mid-weight Pinot is all class. The Knox Alexander is a blend of best barrels from three estate vineyards - Bien Nacido, Le Bon Climat and Rancho La Cuna.

Antonio Galloni, July 2023
Jeb Dunnuck
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Bright raspberries, sour cherries, exotic flowers, baking spices, forest floor, and leather notes all define the 2019 Pinot Noir Knox Alexander, a medium-bodied, lightly textured, elegant, complex Pinot Noir that's going to keep for a decade if well stored.

August 30, 2023
Wine Enthusiast
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Baked raspberry, sandalwood and wild herb aromas show on the slightly tart nose of this blend of Le Bon Climat and Bien Nacido vineyards. The palate lands with a rustic kick of tart pomegranate, salted game and a hint of leather, with herbs popping into the finish.

Matt Kettmann, December 1, 2023

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