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We Speak Wine USD 29.09 750ml

Au Bon Climat Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley 2014

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For a region known for its cool climate fruit, Santa Rita Hills appellation is HOT right now, and global warming has nothing to do with it. An amazing location with the perfect combination of soil, climate and exposure, it set the standard for the region. - Winery

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Au Bon Climat:
Founded in 1982, Au Bon Climat (which means "a well-exposed vineyard") produces internationally-recognized Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Blanc wine from grapes grown in California's Santa Barbara County. The Au Bon Climat winery is located on the world-famous Bien Nacido Vineyard, and is owned by winemaker Jim Clendenen. Au Bon Climat was listed on Robert Parker's Best ... Read more
Founded in 1982, Au Bon Climat (which means "a well-exposed vineyard") produces internationally-recognized Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Blanc wine from grapes grown in California's Santa Barbara County. The Au Bon Climat winery is located on the world-famous Bien Nacido Vineyard, and is owned by winemaker Jim Clendenen. Au Bon Climat was listed on Robert Parker's Best Wineries of the World in both 1989 and 1990, while Jim Clendenen has been named Winemaker of the Year in 1992 by the Los Angeles Times, and Winemaker of the Year in 2001 by Food and Wine Magazine. The winery is not open to the public for either tours or tastings. Members of our wine club and mailing list are invited to our Spring and Fall Open Houses. Read less

Member Reviews for Au Bon Climat Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley

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Snooth User: skigirl95
9591830
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 03/20/2009

Five glasses


Snooth User: jshutsa
8013720
4.50 5
Vintage: 2001 07/20/2008

overall a very light, clean, crisp wine that finishes very nice. Great Summer wine!


Snooth User: tracywalker
8013510
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 07/20/2008

Crisp fruity finish, with no traces of oak.


Snooth User: markramirez
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 10/27/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Au Bon Climat Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/03/2016

For a region known for its cool climate fruit, Santa Rita Hills appellation is HOT right now, and global warming has nothing to do with it. An amazing location with the perfect combination of soil, climate and exposure, it set the standard for the region. - Winery


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Source: We Speak Wine
01/16/2018

For a region known for its cool climate fruit, Santa Rita Hills appellation is HOT right now, and global warming has nothing to do with it. An amazing location with the perfect combination of soil, climate and exposure, it set the standard for the region. - Winery ** Only 10 in Stock **


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 01/21/2016

For a region known for its cool climate fruit, Santa Rita Hills appellation is HOT right now, and global warming has nothing to do with it. An amazing location with the perfect combination of soil, climate and exposure, it set the standard for the region. - Winery ** Only 9 in Stock **


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 10/09/2013

Beautiful, with less noticeable oak, the 2010 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard offers beautiful typicity with ripe apple, mineral, toasted nut and hints of flowers to go with a fresh, lively and awesomely pure and detailed palate. Clean, elegant and with building richness, it has a layered, multi-dimensional palate feel, great acidity and a focused finish. Classy all the way, it's a great Chardonnay! Enjoy it over the coming 4-5 years, although it will probably evolve gracefully after that as well. Drink now-2018+. For a region known for its cool climate fruit, Santa Rita Hills appellation is HOT right now, and global warming has nothing to do with it. An amazing location with the perfect combination of soil, climate and exposure, it set the standard for the region. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 08/21/2014

Beautiful, with less noticeable oak, the 2010 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard offers beautiful typicity with ripe apple, mineral, toasted nut and hints of flowers to go with a fresh, lively and awesomely pure and detailed palate. Clean, elegant and with building richness, it has a layered, multi-dimensional palate feel, great acidity and a focused finish. Classy all the way, it's a great Chardonnay! Enjoy it over the coming 4-5 years, although it will probably evolve gracefully after that as well. Drink now-2018+. For a region known for its cool climate fruit, Santa Rita Hills appellation is HOT right now, and global warming has nothing to do with it. An amazing location with the perfect combination of soil, climate and exposure, it set the standard for the region. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 10/09/2013

For a region known for its cool climate fruit, Santa Rita Hills appellation is HOT right now, and global warming has nothing to do with it. An amazing location with the perfect combination of soil, climate and exposure, it set the standard for the region. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 05/20/2011

Au Bon Climat Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley 2008 750ML


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