2001 Au Bon Climat "Knox Alexander" Santa Maria Pinot Noir SKU #1008334


ST 90
Add To Cart

Tasting Notes

Lush, velvety, creamy, bursting with berries, fragrant flowers, and soft wafts of vanilla, the 2001 Knox is a wine for hedonists. The aromas are dominated by red fruit and berries, but there is the usual Santa Maria hard spice (juniper berry, black pepper, cardamom), earth, lavender, and mushroom. The structure of the 2001 will allow it to age in spite of its young vine provenance. The mouth is intense and acidic with disengaged red berries, citrus and spice. The high elevation source of the fruit, low yields, careful handling and minimal processing after almost two years in barrel makes this wine one for the cellar. Made from 50% Dijon clones and 50% traditional California selections planted by Jim Clendenen at the higher elevations of Bien Nacido Vineyard, this wine seems to grow in stature with every vintage, much like Jim's own son, Knox, who lends the wine his name. 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "right medium red. Delicate aromas of cherry, rose petal and shiso. Sappy, dense and generous in the mouth, with enticing flavors of raspberry and spices. Has a Chambolle-like floral lift. Long, building finish features smooth tannins and lovely aromatic character." (Jan/Feb '04)


Real Time Inventory by Location:

The item you have chosen is in stock, and there is inventory in our main warehouse. Below is the current quantity on hand information for this product within our database. It is never more than five minutes old. Additionally, our shopping cart looks at real time inventory so when you add an item to you cart we will do an immediate check of available inventory and alert you if there are any issues.

Main Warehouse: 1

Product turnaround time varies by location of inventory and your chosen method of shipping/pickup.

Customer Reviews

Email Alerts - exclusive access from K&L