Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2013Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2013
8.9 out of 10 based on 77 user ratings.

Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2013

8.977 ratings on Delectable
$23.99

Classic Santa Barbera winemaker Jim Clendenen makes a well-balanced, old-school Chardonnay that offers great value.

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Ratings on Delectable

Saman Hosseini Delectable Pro

Writer Maison Abattoir

Yes please I'll have another... Elegantly tensioned with balanced fruit, mineral and barrel.

Yes please I'll have another... Elegantly tensioned with balanced fruit, mineral and barrel.

8.9

GodoftheGrapes Delectable Pro

Solid chard! Leaner than I expected but nice balance with some subtle grip. Mushrooms and hints at burgundy. Growing in weight as it opens and should go well with crab legs! NYE 2015

Solid chard! Leaner than I expected but nice balance with some subtle grip. Mushrooms and hints at burgundy. Growing in weight as it opens and should go well with crab legs! NYE 2015

9.2

Erich Broksas Delectable Pro

Early Mountain Vineyards

Classic crowd pleaser. A few converts who swore they hated Chardonnay

Classic crowd pleaser. A few converts who swore they hated Chardonnay

9.4

Ed Matthews Delectable Pro

Cream, oak, lemon, and butterscotch on the nose, finish slightly thin and metallic at times, acid is much better than expected, very good California Chard. Unfortunately, I like a leaner less generous style.

Cream, oak, lemon, and butterscotch on the nose, finish slightly thin and metallic at times, acid is much better than expected, very good California Chard. Unfortunately, I like a leaner less generous style.

8.5

Ryan Flinn Delectable Pro

Pineapple, blood orange and guava. Tangy and bright wine

Pineapple, blood orange and guava. Tangy and bright wine

8.7

Andrew

Light gold; oak and citrus on nose, some tropical fruit; citrus city, mostly lemon lime, maybe even orange; oak in background, even butterscotch from the malolactic, with some mouth watering minerality as well; short to medium finish, with some sweetness on finish. Really excellent balance b/n oak, fruit and acid.

Light gold; oak and citrus on nose, some tropical fruit; citrus city, mostly lemon lime, maybe even orange; oak in background, even butterscotch from the malolactic, with some mouth watering minerality as well; short to medium finish, with some sweetness on finish. Really excellent balance b/n oak, fruit and acid.

9.0

Tj Adams

@Chris Koupal thanks buddy

@Chris Koupal thanks buddy

9.4

Amy Merritt

Good Chardonnay. Lemony and somewhat buttery.

Good Chardonnay. Lemony and somewhat buttery.

8.7

Simona Kordosova

Great start of a Memorial Day weekend!

Great start of a Memorial Day weekend!

9.1

Erik Nordman

Great example of California Chardonnay that opts for subtelty and restraint over oaky brawn and richness. Breadth with freshness. Honeydew melon, yellow apple, ripe Bartlett pear, dogwood florals, and a bit of Meyer lemon, supported with fresh, crushed stone minerality; with a toasted coconut, vanilla and baking spice richness from well integrated and restrained new oak. Glad this return towards elegance and balance is gaining a lot of traction in California now, and Jim Clendenen is probably one of the most influential figures in that regard. Solid juice.

Great example of California Chardonnay that opts for subtelty and restraint over oaky brawn and richness. Breadth with freshness. Honeydew melon, yellow apple, ripe Bartlett pear, dogwood florals, and a bit of Meyer lemon, supported with fresh, crushed stone minerality; with a toasted coconut, vanilla and baking spice richness from well integrated and restrained new oak. Glad this return towards elegance and balance is gaining a lot of traction in California now, and Jim Clendenen is probably one of the most influential figures in that regard. Solid juice.

9.1

Location

  • 929 Broadway
    New York, NY 10010

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    Sunday: 12pm-8pm