AU BON CLIMAT Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County 2019 Bottle
White Still Wine | America | California | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Another in the long line of high quality, hand crafted, Santa Barbara County Chardonnays from Au Bon Climat. This barrel fermented, full bodied Chardonnay is a transparent light straw colour wine shows glints of gold against the light. Au Bon Climat has been making balanced, food friendly Chardonnays since 1982. Even in the early 2000s when ripe, oaky Chardonnays were all the rage, Au Bon Climat stuck to a more subtle and refined style, with minerality and intensity. The 2016 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay is a beautiful example of the Au Bon Climat style. The flinty, stony aromas stand out while in the background is a hard spice note from surlee barrel aging. There are notes of lemon-lime and soft vanilla. With the first taste it is irresistible. This is one of those wines that invites the consumer to have another glass. At this young age, this wine would be perfect with shellfish or poultry. It will improve for at least 10 years and as it evolves, try this wine with chanterelle mushroom pasta and be amazed.