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.
Insanely good! This deep, well structured red is gorgeous showing a wonderful berry, cherry and spice fruit aroma that carries through to a full palate. Only 150 cases were made and it's almost sold out!
Another gorgeous Pinot from ABC. Beautiful aromas of spice, rose petals, cherry/berry fruit are amplified on the palate. Named after Jim Clendenen's son, this wine is from the best sections of Bien Nacido Vineyard and Le Bon Climat. Score: 92 points - Robert Parker.
From Jim's Le Bon Climat Vineyard, this Pinot Noir is from a select block defined and named for friends Dick and Marg Denny. It is rich, dark and full bodied with very berry fruit.
Named after Jim Clendenen's daughter. This wine is a selection of the best barrels of single vineyard Pinot Noirs in the Au Bon Climat cellar from that particular vintage. Our premier Pinot. 94 Points Wine Spectator; 92 points Wine & Spirits Magazine, 91 Points Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
Wonderfully aromatic and lively but deeply flavored with spicy cherry/raspberry fruit, dried herbs and dusty, earthy notes. A Pinot of power, elegance, and beauty, but most of all, balance. 92 Points Wine Enthusiast Magazine, 90 points Robert Parker, 90 points The Wine Spectator.
Surprisingly rich on the palate, classic Chardonnay flavors of apple, citrus and vanilla go on and on. Beautifully balanced and regal in nature. Scored 95 points-Best Buy-Top 100 Wines of 2016 with Wine & Spirits Magazine. 90 points Robert Parker.
Named after Jim Clendenen's daughter. This wine is a CELLAR SELECTION of the best barrels of single vineyard of Pinot Noirs in the Au Bon Climat cellar from that particular vintage. Our premiere Pinot is dark, rich, luscious. 91 points Stephan Tanzer.
From Jim's Le Bon Climat Vineyard, this Pinot Noir is from a select block defined and named for friends Dick and Marg Denny. The wines is rich and dark and fruit driven.
Santa Maria Valley produces stunning Chardonnay and this is no exception. A wine of balance with a few years of additional age makes it even more intriguing. This wine was actually made for our market in England and is essentially the same wine as our coveted Nuits-Blanches au Bouge Chardonnay.
This is the richest of the Au Bon Climat Chardonnays. The 2007 has a subtle but regal charm with balanced fruit, acid and texture.