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Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Santa Rita Hills
Alcohol %
13.5

2016 Chardonnay "31st Vintage Celebration" Sanford & Benedict

Sta. Rita Hills

Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is one of the great vineyards of the world. Au Bon Climat has been making Chardonnay from this vineyard since the 1980 vintage. Differentiating it from our annual Sanford & Benedict bottling, we used specially handcrafted Francois Freres barrels, and gave it extended barrel age to create this remarkable wine. 135 cases produced.

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Jim Clendenen saw the “magic” of Sanford and Benedict Vineyard 31 years ago. He has continued to make Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from this property even though ownership changed. Sanford and Benedict was the original Santa Rita Hills Vineyard and one of the first in the Santa Barbara County. The success of this vineyard started a “planting boom” in this new AVA. The top notch wine was aged in unique 350 liter barrels of the highest quality French Oak. After two years for barrel age the wine was lightly processed and bottled. This is a exceptional wine from a winery that has been known for making great Chardonnay from this historical vineyard for 31 years.

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