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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Au Bon Climat Isabelle Pinot Noir 2000
Au Bon Climat Isabelle Pinot Noir 2000
(search item no. 54565)

PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $50.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

While most Au Bon Climat Pinots are vineyard specific, Isabelle is created by masterful blending in the cellar of the best barrels from those specific sites (Bien Nacido, Sanford & Benedict, Talley Rincon, Mt. Carmel...the proportions are a very proprietary secret). The result is a wine of incredible depth, complexity, and focus- very serious Pinot. For this year's Isabelle, Jim was presented with more quality components than he has ever had to work with due to the exceptional nature of the vintage. A brilliant effort worthy of space in any cellar- it will live for years.
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About Au Bon Climat:

Au Bon Climat was created to produce high quality handcrafted wine from the traditional Burgundian varietals. They are one of the few California wineries to explore the gamut of these varieties: Aligote, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The winery is located within the Bien Nacido Vineyard, the source of the majority of their fruit.