2015 Chardonnay 35th Anniversary
The release of this wine marks the 35th Anniversary of Au Bon Climat winery. This winery started in a diary barn in Los Alamos in 1982 is now one of the most prominent wineries in Santa Barbara County. This Chardonnay is aged in special French barrels which are 50% bigger than the conventional French barrels. This larger size allowed for long term barrel aging with balanced oak integration. The grapes are from the best and oldest block of Chardonnay at both Bien Nacido and Le Bon Climat Vineyards. This is another special bottling from Jim Clendenen which never disappoint.