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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.
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91(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2012
Vivid red. Lively and precise on the nose, displaying scents of redcurrant, cherry, sandalwood and dried rose. Juicy and focused, with very good depth and sweetness to its red berry and bitter cherry flavors. Shows a refreshingly spicy quality on the firmly tannic, chewy finish, which lingers with impressive vibrancy and length. I'd let this one rest for a few years.