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.
This is the richest of the Au Bon Climat Chardonnays. The 20th Anniversary has a subtle but regal charm with balanced fruit, acid and texture.
This is the richest of the Au Bon Climat Chardonnays. The 25th Anniversary has a subtle but regal charm with balanced fruit, acid and texture.
Library Re-release - ABC has been making wine at its winery located on the Bien Nacido Vineyards since 1989. The stature and respect of both ABC and Bien Nacido have grown as public has recognized the quality of the wine made by ABC, Qupe and others from Bien Nacido fruit.
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.
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.
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.
A wine of balance and restraint with underlying power. The signature flinty soil character is evident accenting the citrusy flavors and aromas.
It was on the site of the Los Alamos vineyards that Au Bon Climat began making wines 25 years ago. This location is perfect for cool climate varietals.
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.
The ‘09 Sierra Madre shows classic Santa Maria Valley stone fruit character of peaches and apricots along with minerality. Hint of citrus and tropical fruit round out the flavor profile with delicious barrel spice.