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2011 Au Bon Climat Hildegard White Table Wine Santa Maria Valley
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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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2011 Au Bon Climat Hildegard White Table Wine Santa Maria Valley

Producer: Au Bon Climat
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: other white varietal
Origin: California
Region: Central Coast
Appellation: Santa Barbara

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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.

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