Friday, June 15, 2007
Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2005 Wine Review (NW)
Fragrant nose of exotic red berries and grapefruit
Moderately plush core
Finishes with some plum, peppery spice, and more grapefruit
Yes, I really did write grapefruit. That threw me off for a while, until I asked my wife if she tasted anything unexpected. She said "grapefruit" right away, too. It makes this wine interesting, and keeps it light and elegant.
I enjoyed it as a change of pace. I don't think I have anything else in the cellar that would taste quite like this wine. After all, that's the beauty of wine- it offers so many different interpretations.
A local butcher has a wine section and just got a case of this in. I paid $20. Raise a glass!