Au Bon Climat

La Bauge Au-Dessus Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

9.059 ratings
8.912 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
Rebecca Fletcher

Cherry, kirsch, ripe fruit, damp earth and saline. M+ acid and alcohol. M tannin. The finish was a bit short.

Cherry, kirsch, ripe fruit, damp earth and saline. M+ acid and alcohol. M tannin. The finish was a bit short.

1 person found it helpfulAug 22nd, 2015
Kenny Baldridge

Sour cherry and spice.

Sour cherry and spice.

1 person found it helpfulJul 12th, 2015
Daniel P. Drake

This wine from Jim Clendenen is the 2010 Au Bon Climat Le Bauge Au-Dessus Pinot Noir. You can't go wrong with a pinot from Jim Clendenen. His wines are in the burgundian style which I real lean toward in my pinot noirs.

The nose has nice red berries, red raspberry, strawberry, rose petals, along spice and a good dose of minerality.

On the palate is tart raspberry, tart strawberry, red currant, black pepper, clove, and earthy soil.

This is a well balanced seamless wine with nice medium + acidity and medium + dry tannins with a little grip.

I have always enjoyed Jim Clendenens wines and this is just another example. Have a great Fathers Day and be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

This wine from Jim Clendenen is the 2010 Au Bon Climat Le Bauge Au-Dessus Pinot Noir. You can't go wrong with a pinot from Jim Clendenen. His wines are in the burgundian style which I real lean toward in my pinot noirs.

The nose has nice red berries, red raspberry, strawberry, rose petals, along spice and a good dose of minerality.

On the palate is tart raspberry, tart strawberry, red currant, black pepper, clove, and earthy soil.

This is a well balanced seamless wine with nice medium + acidity and medium + dry tannins with a little grip.

I have always enjoyed Jim Clendenens wines and this is just another example. Have a great Fathers Day and be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Jun 17th, 2017
R. Addison Wehrfritz

Brett on the nose, slightly sour finish

Brett on the nose, slightly sour finish

Jun 26th, 2015
Maggie Harrison

it's just good

it's just good

May 22nd, 2015
Anthony Cailan

Happiness

Happiness

Apr 10th, 2015
Cecile B

Interesting pinot noir - very fruity and very deep - stronger than I would have expected but very enjoyable

Interesting pinot noir - very fruity and very deep - stronger than I would have expected but very enjoyable

Jul 9th, 2017
Bill Crites

Silky smooth with delicious fruit.

Silky smooth with delicious fruit.

May 29th, 2017
Alex Xu

Clearly handled must very gently, no excessive extract of pip or skin tannin that I associate with new world Pinot. Gorgeous nose, violets, and super pure raspberry and strawberry aromas immediately. Opened nicely in glass 30 mins in

Clearly handled must very gently, no excessive extract of pip or skin tannin that I associate with new world Pinot. Gorgeous nose, violets, and super pure raspberry and strawberry aromas immediately. Opened nicely in glass 30 mins in

Mar 6th, 2016
Gabriel Cordero

A biodynamic light and round Pinot. Beautifully bright and fluffy little happy berry notes dancing around cranberries and it went perfectly with all the Thanksgiving trimmings.

A biodynamic light and round Pinot. Beautifully bright and fluffy little happy berry notes dancing around cranberries and it went perfectly with all the Thanksgiving trimmings.

Nov 27th, 2015