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.
Beautifully constructed. Fresh pear and white peach scents are sharpened by notes of lemon pith and chalky minerality. Juicy, tightly wound orchard fruit flavors start off with a refreshingly bitter quality and pick up weight and sweetness with air. Score: 92 points - Vinous.
An exquisite blend of Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Aligote barrel fermented and aged in all new French oak. Mouth-coating richness with lovely vanillin and hazelnuts nuances. It is the league with our best Chardonnays. Scored 92 points from The Wine Enthusiast Magazine. 93 points Antonio Galloni's Vinuous.
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This is a deep, generous wine that keeps on giving. It shows complex cherry/berry fruit, earthy spice, bitter chocolate, and vanillin from aging in high quality French barrels. More than charming.
Named after an Empress, this exquisite blend of Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Aligote is barrel fermented and aged in all new French oak. Mouth-coating richness with lovely vanillin and hazelnuts nuances. It is the league with our best Chardonnays. 94 points Vinous; 90 points Robert Parker. Gold Medal - Six Nations Wine Challenge 2016.
A combination of a rich, viscous texture with slight tropical fruit flavors backed by gentle toasty oak, make this Chardonnay a knock out. 90 points The Wine Spectator.
This is a unique, textural, and complex wine with hints of lavender, marzipan, violets, and white chocolate aromas. A great food wine popular with restaurants. An historical blend of Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Aligoté.
This is a unique, textural, and complex estate bottled white blend with hints of lavender, marzipan, violets, and white chocolate aromas. A great food wine.
A Chardonnay of balance, structure and refinement. Along with the Talley signature minerality, the aroma shows lemony/limey, clove and nutmeg notes. The energy and freshness are obvious, the subtle flavors of anise and citrus are less obvious. 91 points Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
Every once in a while nature provides the substance for a truly remarkable wine. "Larmes de Grappe," or "Tears of the Whole Cluster," is one such wine. Amazing”, Unbelievable, Mind-boggling and even “the best ever” were a few of the descriptions of the 2005 Pinot Noir harvest in Santa Barbara County. It produced this once-in-a-blue moon, extremely dense, rich, luscious berry and dark chocolate Pinot.