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Au Bon Climat


Wines of Vision, Balance, and Character

Jim Clendenen, the "Mind Behind" Au Bon Climat since 1982, creates internationally acclaimed Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs of balance and intrigue. But there is life beyond ABC. Jim has other projects of passion that allow him to make artisan, small lots of distinctive wines from a wider spectrum of grape varietals under different brands.

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Stay-At-Home Shipping Special  

We are offering door-to-door delivery and shipping at greatly reduce rates for online purchases. Enter codes at checkout under Order Summary.

Santa Barbara Locals: The Tasting Room is OPEN for purchase and pick-up Noon to 2 PM daily. Order by phone 10 am to 5 PM daily. FREE home delivery (from Goleta to Carpinteria) available for 6 bottles or more. Call the tasting room at 805-963-7999 or email 

For CA/Out-Of-State: We are happy to offer 50% OFF shipping on $200+ worth of wine! Use these codes: Wine Club Member code: LETMEOUT!  Non-Wine Club Member code: AUBONSHIP50

To use the codes, begin by placing an order online. Then enter the code after checkout under "Order Summary." This offer applies to regular shipping methods only (ground, non-expedited)

Live, Virtual Tasting  Saturday, June 6th

1PM PST/4PM EST/PARIS 10 PM   Jim Clendenen (ABC) / Jean-Nicolas Méo and Jay Boberg (Nicolas-Jay)  

How Winemaking and The Wine World Have Changed"   Enjoy wines from two cool climate, burgundian-styled wineries, one from California and one Oregon, while participating in a virtual tasting with the winemakers.It's a conversation you won't want to miss! The tasting will revolve around evolution of technique and changes in the wine marketplace, posing the question of how these two winemakers and their winemaking have developed. The virtual tasting will incorporate four wines, one Chardonnay and one Pinot Noir from each winery. To participate, register HERE (free): We are showing the 2016 ABC Chardonnay Nuits-Blanches au Bouge and the 2016 ABC Pinot Noir Knox Alaxander. Purchase the twosome HERE (FREE Ground Shipping!) Purchase the wines for Nicolas Jay HERE (Free Shipping).  PS: You do not have to purchase wine to watch (but it is more fun that way).




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Silky and perfumed, this well structured wine offers griotte cherry and cranberry fruit with sage and mint notes, all fused together in this super-expressive Pinot. Named after Jim Clendenen's son. Scored 94 points Prince of Pinot; 93 points Wine Enthusiast; 93 points Antonio Galloni's Vinous; 92 points Wine Spectator; 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate; 90 points Connoisseur's Guide to CA Wine.

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