Au Bon Climat

Knox Alexander Estate Bottled Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

9.139 ratings
9.113 pro ratings
Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

9.2

Most of the fruit is handpicked by Clendenen, largely from the exceptional hillside parcels that sit high in the extolled Bien Nacido Vineyard -- Shows Red & Blue Fruit that's Sappy and Structured. All in All, another of ABC's Poised & Polished Pinot Noirs from the Santa Maria Valley...

Most of the fruit is handpicked by Clendenen, largely from the exceptional hillside parcels that sit high in the extolled Bien Nacido Vineyard -- Shows Red & Blue Fruit that's Sappy and Structured. All in All, another of ABC's Poised & Polished Pinot Noirs from the Santa Maria Valley...

1 person found it helpfulJul 3rd, 2016
Lee Lightfoot

Savory strawberry rhubarb

Savory strawberry rhubarb

Nov 26th, 2015
Rebecca Fletcher

Earthy, dark fruit, spice and dried herbs. M+ acid and M tannin. Red fruit on the palate. A bit sour.

Earthy, dark fruit, spice and dried herbs. M+ acid and M tannin. Red fruit on the palate. A bit sour.

Aug 22nd, 2015
R. Addison Wehrfritz

This Pinot has just the right amount of heat to keep you warm on a cool summer night. Plum and fig flavors abound, secondary notes of almond and smoke.

This Pinot has just the right amount of heat to keep you warm on a cool summer night. Plum and fig flavors abound, secondary notes of almond and smoke.

May 2nd, 2015
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.1

#ipob

#ipob

Mar 16th, 2015
Ty Methfessel

Lovely juice. Jim does soo many things right especially in a cool vintage!

Lovely juice. Jim does soo many things right especially in a cool vintage!

Feb 28th, 2015
Paul Angelillo

In magnum

In magnum

Jun 6th, 2019
Joe Chepolis

Phenomenal. Still really fresh. Raspberry. Cherry. Menthol. Savory herb. Well structured.

Phenomenal. Still really fresh. Raspberry. Cherry. Menthol. Savory herb. Well structured.

Dec 30th, 2016
Kenta Hayashi

Aromatic, wild dark cherries, vanilla, fresh oak. Impressed!

Aromatic, wild dark cherries, vanilla, fresh oak. Impressed!

Apr 10th, 2016
Paul Boguszewski

Tastes of strawberries and hand grenade.

Tastes of strawberries and hand grenade.

Feb 20th, 2016