Clendenen Family Vineyards (Au Bon Climat) Aligote Le Bon Climat 2019

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A transcendent white wine that’s a real “keeper”.

Producer/Winery: Jim, Isabelle and Knox Clendenen; Clendenen Family Vineyards; Santa Maria, California

Grape Variety: Aligoté.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Santa Maria Valley; Central Coast, California.

Vintage: 2019

Price: $20.00 (with a club discount)

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

Paired With: Salmon, pasta and peas in cream sauce.


    Chilled before drinking. Crystal clear, oat straw color. Musty green apple, citrus and faint floral aromas. Smooth, dry, very dusty and lively mouthfeel, light to medium body and a 150-grit texture. Lemon, lime and hard rock mineral flavors, Nice bright acidity and a long mineral and citrus finish. WOW there is very little California sunshine in this bottle…it was fresh and refined. Delicious paired with the Salmon dish and equal or better sipping without food after the dinner. It was both savory and and refreshing. We called it a transcendent white wine that’s a real “keeper”.

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Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: Aluminum covered 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 8 57835 00328 3

Imported by: Not applicable.