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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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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2013
Vivid ruby-red. An intense, mineral-accented bouquet displays scents of fresh red berries, incense and smoky herbs. Lively but deeply flavored, with spicy cherry and raspberry flavors and subtle floral pastille and bay leaf nuances. The floral quality builds with air and carries through the impressively persistent finish, which features dusty tannins and a whiplash of sweet red fruit. This one looks like a good cellar candidate.