Library Wines- Au Bon Climat
Since Jim Clendenen's first vintage in 1982, the wines of Au Bon Climat have been the beacon of character, balance and restraint. No high alcohols or overblown fruit. Consequently, the wines age beautifully bringing a different expression to an already classy wine. Jim had the foresight to hold back his wines for future enjoyment. And now these extremely rare wines are available for those that know the difference patience brings. Need a specific vintage? Contact us. The library is expansive but we monitor their availability directly from the winery.
This wine is rich with a concentrated fruit entry, creamy texture, leesy complexity. It has lovely marzipan, oat, cream, pear, and toasted notes with freshness and fabulous, luscious texture. 93 points Wine & Spirits Magazine.
From a very special section of the famed Talley Vineyard. This well structured Pinot shows berry/cranberry notes and dusty, earthy spice charactertistic of the vineyard. The finish is elegant if not ethereal.
This is the richest of the Au Bon Climat Chardonnays. The 2007 has a subtle but regal charm with balanced fruit, acid and texture.
A Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir meaning it is a wine of great aromatics and character. The key word is balance. A balance of oak and fruit, tannin and acid, elegance and intensity.
A classic Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir, it is a wine of great aromatics and character showing cherry/cranberry fruit, rose petal, earth and spice. The key word is balance. Scored 92 points from Antonio Galloni's Vinous, 90 points Robert Parker.
2010 was a wonderful year for reds. This is again a rich, deep Pinot of substance. Cola and boysenberry aromas are evident and joined by mouth-filling flavors of plum and bitter chocolate on the palate.
Situated in one of the Central Coast's most coveted appellations, the Sierra Madre Vineyard lies near the western edge of the Santa Maria Valley, in northern Santa Barbara County. 91 points The Wine Spectator.
A combination of a rich, viscous texture with slight tropical fruit flavors backed by gentle toasty oak, make this Chardonnay a knock out. Scored 93 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine, 91 points from Antonio Galloni's Vinous.
The ‘09 Sierra Madre shows classic Santa Maria Valley stone fruit character of peaches and apricots along with minerality. Hint of citrus and tropical fruit round out the flavor profile with delicious barrel spice.