Au Bon Climat Knox Alexander Pinot Noir 2011

Santa Maria Valley

About the Region

This wine region, northwest of Santa Barbara, produces excellent pinot noir and chardonnay, but has also become known for its Rhône varieties (syrah, mourvèdre, viognier, grenache blanc and noir, etc.). Susceptible to blankets of fog rolling in from the Pacific, it is a cool but fairly mild region in general, with a moderate climate that gives it a long growing season.