Get these last few bottles before they sell out! We are onto the next vintage but still have a few of these great wines... while they last!
A wine of charm and balance. Delicate fruit notes of apple, licorice and melon effortlessly intertwine with a gentle toasty character. The 24 months aging in new Francois Frere oak barrels makes an obvious, but not overpowering statement.
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.
This is a little known grape variety, the pink-skinned cousin of Grenache Blanc, that is grown in the south of France. It creates an easy drinking wine that has massive appeal, with structure and flavors not unlike an expensive White Hermitage with its stone fruit aromas. From Jim's estate in Los Alamos, the fruit is barrel fermented and aged briefly 8 months in neutral french oak. Since only 1 barrel was made, we are making this available to wine club members only.
Along with the deep berry/cranberry fruit character, this lovely wine shows the whole spice cabinet in aromas and flavors - Chinese five spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cardamom, followed with a balanced vanillin note from new French Oak barrels.
From organically grown fruit, this perfectly aged Pinot offers black cherry, cassis fruit backed by cocoa notes and the whole spice cabinet in aromas and flavors - Chinese Five Spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cardamom, followed with a balanced vanilla note from new French oak barrels. Last Chance Special: Reg. $40-Buy six or more $36 per bottle!
According to noted wine critic Antonio Galloni, "An arrestingly beautiful wine that will stop readers dead in their tracks. Rich and powerful on the palate, yet with tremendous tension, the 2016 has it all. I especially admire the wine's delineation and overall pedigree. What a gorgeous wine this is." Score 95 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous; Score 92 points Wine Enthusiast Magazine; Score 90 points Wine Spectator.
A deep, full flavored Cabernet with berry and spice notes. Vita Nova is a label we use for Bordeaux varietals. There are microclimates within vineyards in Santa Barbara County that have the right conditions to create rich but supple Cabernets of density, character, and are fruit forward.