Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2014

9.065 ratings on Delectable
$20.99

A love expression of Santa Barbara Chardonnay kissed with a touch of oak and ample fruit.

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Ratings on Delectable

WineMascot Delectable Pro

2015, Graham, hint and vanilla and stone fruit. really nice buy for the leaner style!

2015, Graham, hint and vanilla and stone fruit. really nice buy for the leaner style!

9.0

Lauren Vance Delectable Pro

Buyer Whole Foods Market Oakland

A CA chard dressed in Burgundian robes. Even with full MF it's still lean, brimming with acidity and fresh minerality. Full and round, there's a lovely creaminess without being too over the top and still letting the fruit shine. Florals, pie crust, citrus and apple. Wouldn't usually describe a chard as thirst quenching, but this one does the trick. Great QPR.

A CA chard dressed in Burgundian robes. Even with full MF it's still lean, brimming with acidity and fresh minerality. Full and round, there's a lovely creaminess without being too over the top and still letting the fruit shine. Florals, pie crust, citrus and apple. Wouldn't usually describe a chard as thirst quenching, but this one does the trick. Great QPR.

9.2

Corey Zamora, CSW Delectable Pro

One of my favs under 20 bucks. Terrific value. Burgundian style.

One of my favs under 20 bucks. Terrific value. Burgundian style.

9.2

Liz Hale Delectable Pro

Fruit so sooooo pretty.

Fruit so sooooo pretty.

9.3

Pierre Costa Delectable Pro

Tasted with my blind tasting group. All thought it was a Côte de Beaune wine. Wonderful balance and elegance. Acidity, oak and fruit well integrated.

Tasted with my blind tasting group. All thought it was a Côte de Beaune wine. Wonderful balance and elegance. Acidity, oak and fruit well integrated.

9.4

Nate Axline Delectable Pro

Nice texture, fruit, acidity and given a little time opens up to bit of nuttyness

Nice texture, fruit, acidity and given a little time opens up to bit of nuttyness

9.0

Alberto Cdm Delectable Pro

Otto! Veramente ben fatto. Bel equilibrio e legno dosato in maniera perfetta. Bravi!

Otto! Veramente ben fatto. Bel equilibrio e legno dosato in maniera perfetta. Bravi!

9.2

Jody Scharf

Light and lemony. This wine at the restaurant 80 bucks. Retails for 20 ish. I hate getting ripped off.

Light and lemony. This wine at the restaurant 80 bucks. Retails for 20 ish. I hate getting ripped off.

9.1

Erik Nordman

Another vintage of one of my favorite value-driven CA Chardonnays! Jim Clendenen is truly a Chardonnay master. Reflects its California sunshine in its ripe fruit but is absolutely not lacking in finesse, subtlety, or freshness. Pours a pale gold hue. Moderately concentrated nose of ripe yellow apple, starfruit, and honeydew melon, struck flint and quartz minerality, a slightly bitter floral character reminiscent of dogwood tree flowers, a bit of leesy hard cheese rind character, fresh heavy cream, and a bit of nutmeg and coconut shavings from the deftly-applied portion of new oak. Palate shows very similar to the nose in terms of flavor. Medium (+) acid, dry, medium (-) to medium body with great oily, soft texture from oak, lees aging and ML. This is my go to wine to demonstrate to some people that not all CA Chardonnays are overripe, flabby, butter-and-barrel-char bombs with no subtlety or restraint.

Another vintage of one of my favorite value-driven CA Chardonnays! Jim Clendenen is truly a Chardonnay master. Reflects its California sunshine in its ripe fruit but is absolutely not lacking in finesse, subtlety, or freshness. Pours a pale gold hue. Moderately concentrated nose of ripe yellow apple, starfruit, and honeydew melon, struck flint and quartz minerality, a slightly bitter floral character reminiscent of dogwood tree flowers, a bit of leesy hard cheese rind character, fresh heavy cream, and a bit of nutmeg and coconut shavings from the deftly-applied portion of new oak. Palate shows very similar to the nose in terms of flavor. Medium (+) acid, dry, medium (-) to medium body with great oily, soft texture from oak, lees aging and ML. This is my go to wine to demonstrate to some people that not all CA Chardonnays are overripe, flabby, butter-and-barrel-char bombs with no subtlety or restraint.

9.1

Eri Amano

Fresh but rich and slightly nutty. Ethnic food can't even hide its impact.

Fresh but rich and slightly nutty. Ethnic food can't even hide its impact.

9.0

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    New York, NY 10010

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