AU BON CLIMAT Chardonnay, Bien Nacido Vineyard 2013

The 2013 Au Bon Climat Chardonnay from the Bien Nacido vineyard is an excellent showing in this vintage. Winemaker Jim Clendenen has been working with this historic vineyard for decades and knows this terrior very well. This brilliant Chardonnay opens to attractive aromas of Meyer lemon curd, golden apple, vanilla blossom, honey and flinty minerals all taking shape in the glass. It continues on to flavors of quince, asian pear, honey, citrus, spice and crushed stone. This is already quite appealing and should continue to drink well for years to come. (Best 2017-2027) - June 2017 (MD)


Wine Specifications


  • Report Date: June, 2017
  • Producer: Au Bon Climat
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Drinking Window: 2017-2027
  • Estimated Value: $35
  • Country: United States
  • Region: California
  • Appellation: Santa Maria Valley
  • Importer: NA

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