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About Au Bon Climat
Since it was founded in 1982, Au Bon Climat has been a well respected producer of Burgundian-styled California wines. Jim Clendenen's Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs are mineral, focused and restrained in the early going, and sometimes quite oaky.
89. Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2009
($20) Light yellow. Pungent, leesy aromas of pear, melon and white peach, with a note of lemon pith adding vivacity. Tangy citrus flavors give way to deeper orchard fruits in the middle palate, and a sweet, buttery quality adds richness. More seductive than the '07 Santa Maria Valley bottling, finishing with very good clarity and sneaky persistence. This is the most successful version of this bottling I've tasted in a while.
88 Points | Wine Spectator
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