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Hildegard Estate Bottled Santa Maria Valley White Blend 2016

N:Unripe apricots, lemon zest, Chamomile, pears, sea shells, meringue,
P:Boston cream donuts, Honeydew.. very ripe, Nice acidity on the finish.
A marvel. R.I.P. Jim Clendenen.
There’s a Granny Smith like cling to the finish.
— 17 days ago

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Relevant Nuits-Blanches au Bouge Estate Bottled Chardonnay 2016

Fantastic example of the region and one of its top winemakers doing what they do to produce an exceptional, balanced Chardonnay — a month ago

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Santa Barbara County Pinot Gris Pinot Blanc 2019

RIP Jim Clendenen! Really nice White blend. — 9 days ago

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Nuits-Blanches au Bouge Santa Maria Valley Estate Bottled Chardonnay 2017

Forgot my notes — 15 days ago

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@Josh Morgenthau Jim Clendenen made excellent wines. This reminded me that I should open something in memoriam!
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@Aravind A Amen. Classically styled before it was fashionable, and consistently reasonably to under-priced. The lack of pretense was remarkable.

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Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2018

A real bargain for $25. Light Ruby with aromas of red fruit and gentle perfume spice. On the palate strawberry and cranberry with tea and baking spices on a smooth tannin structure. Fresh finish with a medium length ending. Solid value, the fruit should calm down a bit in a year or so. — 2 months ago

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Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2018

I thought this wine to be a memorable selection. Sad to hear of Jim Clendenen's passing. Always consistently great wines! Previous rating holds! — a month ago

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ABC has always been top-drawer for me. RIP Jim 🙏🏾
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Sad news indeed. Even better in five years


Suitable tribute @Dawn E. Nice to see your little owl lamp again.

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La Bauge Au-Dessus Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Cherry, ripe raspberry, currant, blackberry, mossy earth and oak. Light-bodied and soft tannins. — a month ago

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