Au Bon Climat Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2008
Wine Tasting 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 turbo for a match of delicacy and richness.
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Light yellow. Pungent, leesy aromas of pear, melon and white peach, with a note of lemon pith adding vivacity. Tangy citrus flavors give way to deeper orchard fruits in the middle palate, and a sweet, buttery quality adds richness. More seductive than the '07 Santa Maria Valley bottling, finishing with very good clarity and sneaky persistence. This is the most successful version of this bottling I've tasted in a while.