Au Bon Climat, Chardonnay, Santa Barbara

Half-Bottle of Au Bon Climat, Chardonnay, Santa Barbara - 2018

Item # 64034 375mL
$13.99/ Single Bottle
$167.88 $151.09/ Case of 12
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Cool ocean breezes allow for a long, even ripening season, making Santa Barbara County an ideal place for growing Chardonnay. This is a classic from the area showing generous fruit yet excellent balance and all in a very drinkable size of a half bottle.


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About the Producer

Santa Barbara County, California, USA Jim Clendenen graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with High Honors in Pre-Law in 1976. He discovered the world of wine suring his junior year abroad in 1974, while turning 21 in France.. After graduation, a one month stay in both Burgundy and Champagne convinced him to attempt a career in wine rather than continue on to law...

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California

California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.

Chardonnay

From Champagne to Chablis, it's hard (not to mention unpleasant) to avoid this famous white variety. During a huge popularity surge beginning in the late 1980s, Chardonnay plantings have increased dramatically -- not only in California's wine country, with which the variety is nearly synonymous, but also in Burgundy (its original, Old World home) and just about everywhere else in the winemaking...

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