Au Bon Climat Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley for le Du's Wines Bien Nacido Vineyard 2005

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The WineAn elegant wine with enough structure to pair nicely with most of your favorite foods. It's modest 13.5% alcohol makes it easy to spilt a bottle over dinner and still get up in the morning without regret.One of Clendenen's Historic Vineyard Collection series - the Bien Nacido Vineyard ranks among Jim's five vineyards that put the Central Coast on the world wine map.The Winemaker:Our affiliated wine bar - Tastes of the Valleys - is the designated tasting room for Au Bon Climat. The ABC wines are produced by owner-winemaker Jim Clendenen, a not-shy and oft-lauded producer who bottles a good half dozen chardonnays every year.Sideways Wine Club is pleased to bring you this delicious Chardonay from winemaker Jim Clendenen.Cheers!Dave the Wine Merchant

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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
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Snooth User: colinrchorley
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04/11/2009

Really smooth and sweet. Pours an excellent golden colour, hints of grapefruit, pineapple and nuts. Maybe not as good as previous vintages I have had but still an excellent Chardonnay.



The WineAn elegant wine with enough structure to pair nicely with most of your favorite foods. It's modest 13.5% alcohol makes it easy to spilt a bottle over dinner and still get up in the morning without regret.One of Clendenen's Historic Vineyard Collection series - the Bien Nacido Vineyard ranks among Jim's five vineyards that put the Central Coast on the world wine map.The Winemaker:Our affiliated wine bar - Tastes of the Valleys - is the designated tasting room for Au Bon Climat. The ABC wines are produced by owner-winemaker Jim Clendenen, a not-shy and oft-lauded producer who bottles a good half dozen chardonnays every year.Sideways Wine Club is pleased to bring you this delicious Chardonay from winemaker Jim Clendenen.Cheers!Dave the Wine Merchant

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