Clendenen Family Vineyards

Clendenen Family Vineyards

Le Bon Climat Aligoté 2019

A VG domestic Aligoté — a month ago

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"Bricco Buon Natale" Nebbiolo 2011


11’ Clendenen Bricco Buon Natale Nebbiolo. 5 years in 500L Hungarian oak.
Pulled the cork 2 hour ahead of me decanting it at the restaurant. Garnet in color.
Popping cherry/cedar on the nose. Red cherry, red roses, cranberries… Flashy.
Bright acidity. Medium tannins. Never would’ve guessed the wine to be 9 years old. Love Jim’s wines. 7/10 years in the bottle.
— 4 months ago

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The Pip Young Vines Le Bon Climat Chardonnay 2015

Pip was a border collie at the winery and an entire line-up of wines was named after her. Important attributes of “Pip” wines are a shorter barrel age with less new wood using fruit from younger vines. These wines are drinkable upon release. Medium straw color, delicate aromas of stone and tropical fruits. On the palate subtle fruit flavors of apple and pear, with a mineral character. Medium finish enjoyable, good value! Tasting Sample! — 6 months ago

Shay, Alex and 1 other liked this

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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. — a month ago

Clendenen Family Vineyards

Le Bon Climat Chardonnay 2015

What a bomb! My favorite LBC to date — 4 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. — 5 months ago

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Rancho La Cuna Grenache Gris 2018

Fab new offering from Jim Clenenden. Almost clear in the glass belies fine acid and balance. 2018 vintage. — 6 months ago

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Rancho La Cuna Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2015

Cherry, raspberry, cranberry, currant, mossy earth and oak on the palate. Light-bodied and soft tannins. — 4 months ago

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"Shell Creek Vineyard" Gamay 15 2017

Excellent Gamay, which I served slightly chilled, from Jim Clendenen so you know it is good ! — 4 months ago

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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! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 5 months ago

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