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Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara County Los Alamos Vineyard Chardonnay 2015


Synopsis, Our Opinion: OUTSTANDING rich and lively Chardonnay that’s an excellent value.

Producer/Winery: Jim Clendenen; Au Bon Climat; Santa Maria, California.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay.

Geographic Appellation: Santa Barbara County; Central Coast, California.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $25.00

Purchased From: Au Bon Climat tasting room, Santa Barbara, California.

Paired With: Chicken cooked with potatoes, tomatoes, green bell pepper, onion, celery, and cabbage, seasoned with soy sauce.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Dark oat straw color. Strong pear, apple, melon and vanilla aromas with whiffs of cinnamon. Silky smooth, slightly creamy, rich, full body and a 200-grit texture. Lively Bartlet pear and tropical fruit flavors with just a tad of citrus and vanilla and a persistent taste of butter. Fresh with brisk acidity and a light mouth-feel in spite of the rich creaminess. A great mineral finish that really gives it character. OUTSTANDING rich and lively Chardonnay that’s an excellent value.

Jim Clendenen
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Comments: Learn more about Jim Clendenen and his Au Bon Climat wines.
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Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 8 50755 00020 2

Imported by: NA