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.
From a very special section of the famed Talley Vineyard. This well structured Pinot shows berry/cranberry notes and dusty, earthy spice charactertistic of the vineyard. The finish is elegant if not ethereal.
This is a celebration of Jim's 30th harvest and was comemorated by this select wine showing off his many years of winemaking.
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.
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.
Drinking beautifully now with berry, spice notes and a touch of leather. Entirely from Bien Nacido fruit, this bottling commemorates the winery space ABC shares with Qupe. Scored 96 Points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.