Let your first Pinot Noir be as easy as ABC

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Brand NameAu Bon Climat
Wine NameABC Pinot Noir
Vintage (Year)
AVASanta Barbara County
BottlerJim Cleneden
CountryUnited States
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypePinot Noir
Alcohol %14%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating8 (on a scale of 1-10)

The ability to strike up a conversation no matter where you are can have many positive effects in your life. In this case, it was on a Friday in which I was to meet someone to hang out at Ombra in the Borgata casino in Atlantic City. Ombra, as well as Specchio, are owned by Luke Palladino and he has a wonderful wine list there.

Where I was trying different wine flights, another couple came in and a conversation was started. They had been coming there for some time, and had brought their own bottle of wine with them. As we talked about wine, they offered me a taste of what they had, and needless to say, I was hooked.Somehow, this was told to me that it was an Oregon wine, but it appears to now be from California (note to all: Oregon is coming up in the wine world).

Anyway, this is definitely a delicious wine, filled with many deep and complex tastes. However, be careful in how it is stored, because that can have some disastrous effects.


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