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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.
91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2013
(50% pinot gris, 40% pinot blanc and 10% aligote): Light yellow. Pungent aromas of orchard and pit fruits, with lemon pith and chamomile notes adding complexity. Fleshy but energetic and precise, offering intense pear skin and nectarine flavors and a touch of bitter quinine. Closes with firm grip, strong persistence and a hint of honeysuckle. Quite interesting, and built to handle full-flavored foods.