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Livewell b.v.b.a. EUR 14.70 750ml
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Au Bon Climat Chardonnay Santa Ynez Valley Sanford & Benedict Vineyard 2006

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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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

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

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/17/2010

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. ABC has always made a Sanford and Benedict Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as the grapes lend themselves to our style of wine making. Unlike any other California Chardonnay. The minerality and complexity of flavors dominates this wine, a perfect choice for Chablis lovers. - Winery


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
04/09/2008

Cool ocean breezes allow for a long, even ripening season, making Santa Barbara County an ideal place for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This Chardonnay is remarkably concentrated and complex.



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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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