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Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2005

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Notes on the Au Bon Climat Nuits Blanch Chardonnay 25th Anniversary Santa Barbara County 2005 : WINEMAKER NOTES: For his XXVth Anniversary, Jim has again has made a wine worthy of celebration a chardonnay that is youthful, powerful, multi-dimensional yet one that possesses the structured to gain complexity through bottle development. Fully ripened grapes (but not overly so), 100% new oak (not 200%), 20 months in barrel, unfiltered you get the picture.AU BON CLIMAT NUITS BLANCH CHARDONNAY 25TH ANNIVERSARY SANTA BARBARA COUNTY 2005

Region: USA » California » Santa Barbara

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Winery: Au Bon Climat
Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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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 Chardonnay Santa Barbara County

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2.50 5
11/30/2007

A punch in the face of a Chardonnay! The nose is floral and pleasant, but watch out for that bite.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
2.50 5
11/30/2007

Very very oaky wine. Lots of spice from that. Some light floral notes. Fine, but a total oak bomb.


Snooth User: akops41
30190457
2.50 5
11/30/2007

oak oak oak.


Snooth User: razmaspaz
28350227
3.00 5
11/30/2007

Nice Chardonnay. Light on the oak, very tasty. Good value.


Snooth User: srh2110
3338144
3.00 5
11/30/2007

Three glasses


External Reviews for Chardonnay Santa Barbara County

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
06/26/2007

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.



Notes on the Au Bon Climat Nuits Blanch Chardonnay 25th Anniversary Santa Barbara County 2005 : WINEMAKER NOTES: For his XXVth Anniversary, Jim has again has made a wine worthy of celebration a chardonnay that is youthful, powerful, multi-dimensional yet one that possesses the structured to gain complexity through bottle development. Fully ripened grapes (but not overly so), 100% new oak (not 200%), 20 months in barrel, unfiltered you get the picture.AU BON CLIMAT NUITS BLANCH CHARDONNAY 25TH ANNIVERSARY SANTA BARBARA COUNTY 2005

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