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 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.

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  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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Au Bon Climat on Snooth

  • Paul, I'll have to try and find a bottle of the Hahn SLH. I've been ... them. I'd recommend the Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara and Ponzi Tavola. I recently bought an entry level wine from Fess Parker,I'll let you know what I think of it when I drink it.   &nbs Read More

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  • Sometimes we get used to paying upwards of $100 for a nice bottle of wine from the wine shop.  Those are the 'good days' that we want to remember, but soon you notice your bank account is dropping faster than Trumps approval rating, so you start looking for more value-oriented wines that are tasty in their own right.This topic is all about value... Read More

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  • Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Barbara 2015

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    Medium light in body. Subtle fruit on the nose with sour cherries on the palate and noticeable greenish tannins on the finish. Guessing there was some stem inclusion. Read More

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  • Au Bon Climat seems to have gone off into some undefined, ill-formed, unbalanced identity-crisis limbo. They were interesting back in the '90s and forced me to sit up and pay attention but anything I've had since the end of the last decade has left me shaking my head with a puzzled look. Haven't had boots on ground there much this decade so have... Read More

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  •   AU BON CLIMAT La Bauge Au-dessus Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara 2009 and 2010Are these worth picking up at around USD 40-50 per bottle  Read More

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  • These are available at auction hereAU BON CLIMAT, La Bauge Au-dessus Pinot Noir 2009 and 2010 RIDGE VINEYARDS, Monte Bello Cabernets 2005 Verite La Muse - Merlot Cabernet Franc 2007,2008,2009Verite Le Desir - Cabernet Sauvignon 2007,2008,2009Verite La Joie - Cabernet Sauvignon 2008,2009Joseph Phelps Insignia Cabernet Sauvignon 1994Cardinale Cabe... Read More

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  • Does anyone have any recommendations for a 1987 red wine that is drinkable todayMy oldest son is 30 this year and it appears that 1987 was not a great vintage anywhere Read More

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  • I am hoping to get some input on what Aussie wine the Snooth Community is seeing on the shelves [either retail or restaurants] in your local areas.US wine in Australia is still very much limited to the bigger wine companies egArgyle Pinot NoirStags LeapBerringerEtudeOccasionly the big guns from Napa will appear on the Auction Sites.I am always h... Read More

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  • OK, so we're doing our normal seafood Friday thing, grilled a couple of ...  Opened this bottle of Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara pinot to go with.  Fairly nice but nothing special.  Kind of one dimensional with mainly red cherry and a decent bite of acid. Not sure if this hasn't been hit with a bit of TCA as there's a very slight bit of that car... Read More

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  • The CFO is out of town so I had to do something with my time, what better way ... area) wine stores. 2015 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County2014 Douloufakis Liatiko Dafnes2013 Feudi del Pisciotto Frappato Carolina Marengo2008 I Pentri Kerres Beneventano IGT2014 Aia Vecchia Lagone Toscana IGT2012 Quinta dos Roques Encruzado2013 End o... Read More

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