Au Bon Climat Talley-Rincon Vineyard Chardonnay 2001

Chardonnay from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 80729
  • white wine
  • WS91
  • RP91

Winemaker's Notes

"A strong line-up of Chardonnays from globe-trotting winemaker/proprietor Jim Clendenen includes the 2001 Chardonnay Talley-Rincon Vineyards. Offering aromas of orange rinds, hazelnut oil, and lemon zest, this medium-bodied, explosively rich effort possesses a light straw color, fine texture, and a long, heady, pure finish with good grip. Consume it over the next 5-6 years."
-Wine Advocate

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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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