Clendenen Family Vineyards

Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara County Pinot Gris Pinot Blanc 2019

RIP Jim Clendenen! Really nice White blend. — 5 days ago

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Le Bon Climat Aligoté 2019

Awesome crisp with a gorgeous structure — 5 months ago

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Bien Nacido Estate Plantings Rosé Mondeuse 2019

Saline strawberries with a beautiful bouquet. Medium weight and a slight effervescence. Holds up nicely with a juicy loaded cheeseburger. — 8 months ago

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"The Pip" Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Like a delicate, flowery and acidic burgundy. Really quite nice. RIP Jim! — 13 days ago

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Rancho La Cuna Grenache Gris 2019

Very balanced and appropriate for a range of foods and occasions. — a month ago

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Stallion Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Quite uncharacteristic for sauv blanc but really good. Some honey, butter and structure. Drinking quite well at 7yo — 6 months ago

Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2017

Last night I opened the 2017 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara County, California. It has been a little bit since I have had an Au Bon Climat from Jim Clendenen. Jim's work is always spot on and well worth what you pay.

On the nose there is cranberry, strawberry, cherry, anise, clove, spice and a nice earthiness.

On the palate there is cranberry, strawberry, cherry, caramel, herbal notes, red currant, light oak and that nice earthiness.

This wine is light to medium bodied with medium to medium + acidity and medium fine tannins that lead into a medium to medium long fresh fruit finish. Continued health to everyone. Please be safe and continue social distancing. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— a year ago

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Au Bon Climat

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.
— 14 days ago

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Estate Bottled Au Bon Climat La Bauge Au-dessus Pinot Noir 2016


Very balanced with good young tannins — 5 months ago

Au Bon Climat

Harmony Nuits-Blanches au Bouge Chardonnay 2001

This is a magnum of Jim Clendenen’s 2001 Harmony estate-bottled Chardonnay, “Nuits-Blanches Au Bouge” from the Santa Maria Valley in Santa Barbara County. Bien Nacido and Le Bon Climat vineyards. If you aren’t familiar with Jim or his Au Bon Climat and Clendenen Family labels, you are in for a treat. — a year ago

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