Au Bon Climat Nuits Blanches Au Bouge Chardonnay 2004

Chardonnay from Central Coast, California

$45.00 $24.99
Save $20.01
Item No. 112778
  • white wine
  • RP90
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

The style of this wine combines the richness of a California Chardonnay with the crisp beautiful finish of a white French Burgundy. Bien Nacido and Le Bon Climat Vineyards.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2004 Chardonnay Nuits-Blanches au Bouge boasts outstanding notes of white currants, honeyed citrus, pineapple, and marzipan. Elegant and medium to full-bodied with impeccable ripeness, good acidity, and fine balance, it should drink well for 5-7 years. "
90 Points

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Rating:
(10/31/2011)
We found this wine to be very rich and interesting.
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Rating:
(10/31/2011)
I think this wine would have been better when younger. It is ok, complex, but a bit beyond the peak. I won't purchase a Chardonnay with this kind of age again.
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Learn About Au Bon Climat Map ItMap It

Au Bon Climat was created to produce high quality handcrafted wine from the traditional Burgundian varietals. They are one of the few California wineries to explore the gamut of these varieties: Aligote, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The winery is located within the Bien Nacido Vineyard, the source of the majority of their fruit.

Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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