Au Bon Climat 1998 Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir "La Bauge Au-dessus" ($23.99)
Clear ruby with highlights of orange. Fresh cherries, juicy and ripe, fill the nose and palate, with appealing notes of brown spices to add complexity and lemon-squirt acidity to build structure in a wine that seems to blossom in the glass as fine Pinots so often do. Perfect with a dish fashioned to match, a quick "Cordon Bleu"-style pan-sauteed chicken breasts layered with ham and mild goat cheese. US Importer: (Dec 11, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: Perfect with a dish fashioned to match, a quick "Cordon Bleu"-style pan-sauteed chicken breasts layered with ham and mild goat cheese.

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