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Date Printed: 7/28/2014
Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara Chardonnay 2008
Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara Chardonnay 2008
(search item no. 99924)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/28/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Burgundian in sensibility but with California style is one way of describing Jim Clendenen's Chardonnays- Structure and restraint melded with bountiful opulence is another. In the glass, buttery brioche marries with tropical fruits in an irresistible elixir that will leave the bottle drained before you know it. Try it with turbot for a match of delicacy and richness.
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About Au Bon Climat:

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.