Pinot Gris/Pinot Blanc * 75cl * 13.5% ABV * Santa Barbara, California
Au Bon Climat is a Burgundy-centric winery, meaning that if the grapes aren't grown in Burgundy then the winery won't make that type of wine. ABC started blending Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc in 1997 to great effect: this is a refreshing, citrus-tinged wine with flinty minerality and a crisp finish. Rich and textural from time spent on lees in the barrel. A superb match for richer white meats or strongly flavoured fish dishes.