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La Bauge Au-Dessus
bsundown53 reviewed Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley La Bauge Au-Dessus 2005 on January 27, 2008
From a block of vines that Jim Clendenen planted in '94, this is consistently one of my favorite wines and a testament to what true Pinot should taste like: Balanced, finessed, complex and with more acidity than you will ever find in a 15.5% abv monster "Pinot" from Napa. Violet perfume and bright fruit aromas lead to a palate that is silky and easy to like with notes of black cherries, blueberries and a touch of mocha. Delicious.