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.
Lovely aromas of apricot, lavender and caramel ebb into age-honed flavors of lemon/lime, vanilla, clove and honeydew melon. The richness and texture have increased in the bottle. An aged beauty.
How often do you get a chance to enjoy a well aged Chardonnay of this quality - and in magnum? Rich, concentrated fruit entry, creamy texture, leesy complexity, and focused finish. Barrel fermented in 60% new French, François Freres, oak The wine went through 100% malo-lactic fermentation, and was bottled unfiltered. It has lovely marzipan, oat, cream, pear, and toasted notes with freshness and fabulous, creamy texture.
"Larmes de Grappe," or "Tears of the Whole Cluster," is an extraordinary Pinot that will blow the socks off everyone! Amazing, unbelievable, mind-boggling, and even “the best ever” are a few of the justified descriptions. This is a once-in-a-blue moon, extremely dense, rich, luscious berry and dark chocolate Pinot. Still aging beautifully.
From one of our best vineyard sources, this fleshy yet structured wine has a dark fruit character, such as plums and cherries along with the signature spice this location provides.
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.
Sensational! Round, lush and supple, time in the bottle has elevated this wine bringing together the subtle tropical fruit flavors with the citrus nuances and toasty, delicious barrel spice.
From Jim's Le Bon Climat Vineyard, this Pinot Noir is from a select block defined and named for friends Dick and Marg Denny. The wines is rich and dark and fruit driven.
From Jim's Le Bon Climat Vineyard, this Pinot Noir is from a select block defined and named for friends Dick and Marg Denny. It is rich, dark and full bodied with very berry fruit.