Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2018 [375ml]
(Santa Barbara County, California)
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Au Bon Climat was founded in 1982 by Jim Clendenen, a man with Burgundy at heart. He found that the central coast of California offered the best soil and microclimate to emulate the style he wished to go after. Au Bon Climate uses grapes from many of the leading vineyards, mostly situated near Santa Barbara and the Santa Maria Valley, to make their wines. It comes as no surprise that the wines made by Au Bon Climate are some of the best examples of California Burgundian-style wines.
The 2018 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay is a beautiful example of the Au Bon Climat style. The flinty, stony aromas stand out while in the background is a hard spice note from surlee barrel aging. There are notes of lemon-lime and soft vanilla. With the first taste it is irresistible. This is one of those wines that invites the consumer to have another glass. At this young age, this wine would be perfect with shellfish or poultry. It will improve for at least 10 years and as it evolves, try this wine with chanterelle mushroom pasta and be amazed.