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Au Bon Climat White Blend Santa Barbara County Pinot Gris Pinot Blanc 2011

Member Review by jcars47:

One of if not my favorite white wines!

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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 White Blend Santa Barbara County Pinot Gris Pinot Blanc

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Snooth User: jcars47
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5.00 5
11/27/2012

One of if not my favorite white wines!


Snooth User: dab
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 07/13/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Au Bon Climat White Blend Santa Barbara County Pinot Gris Pinot Blanc

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Vintage: 2009 05/21/2011

Cool climate Cali Pinot white blend from Santa Barbara County. Winemaker Jim Clenenden's inspiration has always been Burgundy in both his red and white wines; his efforts are internationally recognized. Here, a fuller bodied wine matured in neutral oak with soft, promising texture, ripe Bosc pear aromas and flavors. Ideal for those who love full bodied New World wines, but don't love oak vanillin. A definite chardonnay substitute, pair with chicken or rabbit, cooked any which way.


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Vintage: 2008 09/23/2011

"The Pinot Blanc provides minerality and density with apple and melon notes while the Pinot Gris gives texture and lavender and marzipan aromatics. Great value



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