A fantastically well-made Chardonnay in a style influenced by Burgundy but true to the Californian climate. Very well balanced and capable of ageing and improving for a few years yet.
Au Bon Climat
A man of many talents, Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat seems able to concoct gourmet food, philosophical insight, criticism of Robert Parker and some of the finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay outside of the Cote de ...Learn more
“Jim Clendennen makes some of the subtlest Chardonnays on the West Coast, and this understated effort is typical of his style, favouring subtle oak, fresh acidity and medium body. This is textured, aromatic and fresh, with some honey and cinnamon spice, a touch of oak, creamy lees and a zesty finish. I'd love to see more California Chardonnays like this … ”