Au Contraire

"Au Contraire from Sonoma County is the first brand developed by the Taub Family Vineyards, and it represents a return to the family's roots in the California wine business. The charming French phrase "Au Contraire" was a favorite expression of Palm Bay's beloved company founder, David S. Taub, who was one of a kind. He touched everyone he met with his charismatic spirit, wisdom and leadership. David would often use this saying to motivate colleagues, friends and family to seek out creative solutions and always strive for the best. Au Contraire exemplifies a commitment to developing outstanding quality wines, and these beautiful expressions of the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Sonoma Coast are dedicated to David. Just another California brand? Au Contraire!" Winery Notes

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Au Contraire Pinot Noir 2016
“Swoon-worthy aromas of seedy raspberry, black cherry, underbrush, dried rose petal, and warm spice surge from the glass. In the mouth, caressing layers of silky tannins gracefully enfold raspberry turnover and rhubarb compote. It's well-balanced and admittedly hard to put down.” ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 32345
Case: $251.40
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Au Contraire Chardonnay 2016
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88“Pure and clean, with a peachy, light toasty oak character that keeps the flavors fresh, lively and complex, lingering on the aftertaste. Drink now through 2020.”
Item Number: 29006
Case: $191.40
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Au contraire 'Mighty Mouse' Chardonnay 2014
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Spectator 92 “Rich and well-oaked, giving the exotic fig, honeysuckle, melon and apricot flavors excellent density, focus, depth and persistence. Smoky oak sustains the flavors and adds complexity. Drink now.”  Wine Enthusiast 92 "Pear compote, salty lemon and limestone define the flavor
Item Number: 25604
Case: $197.70
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Au Contraire Pinot Noir 2014
“Brilliant ruby color. On the nose are layers of cherry, raspberry and plum with a hint of violet surrounded by subtle spice. An elegant and silky mouthfeel with fine-grained tannins and firm acidity showcase the wine's ripe fruit. Pairs well with grilled and roasted meats such as lamb, pork,

Au Contraire Chardonnay 2015
"Gold with green tints. Pronounced lemon citrus core with tree fruits of pear and crisp apple lined with a floral note of jasmine. Citrus and tree fruits are complemented by a hint of brioche and toast. A round, elegant mouth feel with perfect balance leads to a lingering finish with a touch of

Au Contraire Pinot Noir 2013
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90"A soft, pillowy wine with a velvety texture this crowd pleaser exudes coastal characteristics of forest floor, dark cherry and rhubarb, providing enough body to compliment its lightness of being."

Au Contraire Chardonnay 2014
93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93 "This is a pretty, floral and balanced wine, elegantly austere in preserved lemon, yuzu and grapefruit, with richer overtones that build on the medium-body toward the lengthy finish. A wine made for the table, it'll pair well and widely, though it can also stand deliciously on

Au Contraire Chardonnay 2013
93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93"This is a delightfully floral and lemony-crisp wine, with a touch of crème brûlée balanced between layers of citrus. Despite the rich accent, it’s light-bodied and easy to like, offering subtle complexity and a sultry, spicy finish."

Au Contraire Pinot Noir 2012
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91"Light and spicy, this hails from cool-climate sites. It is exhilarating in cinnamon and clove, with a structured core of wild strawberry and a finish of fennel. The aromas of violet that waft forward on the nose are incredibly inviting, as is the wine?s silky texture."