Au Bon Climat
Au Bon Climat winery was founded in 1982, is owned by winemaker Jim Clendenen
and is focused on created world-class Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc. Born in Ohio in a family that was not familiar with wine,
Jim eventually moved to Santa Barbara, attending the University there. Au Bon Climat
winery is located on the world-famous Bien Nacido Vineyard in Santa Barbara, California. Au Bon Climat also sources grapes from the Le Bon Climat Vineyard, the Sanford & Benedict Vineyard, and San Luis Obispo County's Talley Vineyard.
Au Bon Climat Chardonnay 2008
Burgundian in sensibility but with California style is one way of describing Jim Clendenen's Chardonnays. Citrus, stone fruit, smooth and integrated flavors, creamy and tense, with apricot, apple, and lemon nuances. Minerality on the palate. Fairly rich, very round, creamy - perhaps just a touch fat thru the mid palate. Barrel fermented and aged in French oak. About 65% Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay and 35% Rancho Vinedo Vineyard.
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