Au Bon Climat
Distinctive wines of vision and harmony. An homage to Burgundy, Au Bon Climat features many renditions of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Blanc, with balance and character critical elements in every wine. These wines age beautifully because of their balance and restraint. For older vintages or large format bottles, see menu.
A beautifully crafted wine of earthy berry fruit and depth with the tight structure, spice and mineral notes singular to this vineyard location. It is a promising beauty needing more time to show off all it has to offer. Score 91 points Antonio Galloni's Vinous; Score 90 points Wine Enthusiast.
A classic Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir from a great Pinot year, it is a wine of great aromatics and character showing cherry/cranberry fruit, rose petal, earth and spice. The key word is balance. Score 92 points from Wine Enthusiast.
A wine of incredible aromatics and depth with gorgeous cherry, cranberry, cola and earthy spice notes that carry through to the palate. It will continue to age and become more intriguing for years to come. Score 92 points Jeb Dunnuck; Score 92 points Wine Enthusiast; Score 91 points Wine Spectator; Score 91 points Antonio Galloni's Vinous.
Yes, we are having a special on this wonderful, organically farmed wine! Along with the deep berry/cranberry fruit character, this lovely wine shows the whole spice cabinet in aromas and flavors - Chinese five spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cardamom, followed with a balanced vanillin note from new French Oak barrels.
Our first Pinot Noir from this prestigious vineyard. The wine shows deep berry fruit notes (lots of strawberry) that blends nicely with intense flavors of anise, clove and dried cranberry. The new oak component is obvious with notes of caramel. It is lovely now and should age another 8 to 10 years.
This vineyard provides amazing fruit, richness and depth! Aromas of cherry, underbrush, spice and dried rose petal carry through to a full palate and lingering finish. 250 cases produced. Scored 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate; 92 points Jeb Dunnuck.
This is 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.
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 140 cases were made.
The Westall Vineyard is another new vineyard that we having been using for a few years. In 2016 we made a limited number of cases that will first be offered to the tasting room and wine club members. It is lovely. This is a mid-weight Pinot with a fresh berry/cranberrry quality and subtle earthy tones.
The Westall Vineyard is another new vineyard that we having been using for a few years. In 2015 we made a limited number of cases that will first be offered to the tasting room and wine club members. It is lovely. This is a mid-weight Pinot with a fresh berry/cranberrry quality and subtle earthy tones.