Au Bon Climat 2013 Knox Alexander Estate Bottled Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley)

#17 Top 100 Cellar Selections 2017
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The condensed pomegranate aroma on the nose of this bottling from Jim Clendenen is beautifully spiced with star anise, tobacco leaf, dried ginger and cinnamon. The palate shows chai and Indian spice—accents to the cranberry fruit that rides a fine line between ripe and tart. Although light in body, the tannic structure is firm enough to cellar for decades. Drink now–2033. Matt Kettmann

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  • Alcohol
    13.5%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    Red
  • Date Published
    8/1/2017
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