Au Bon Climat

Nuits-Blanches au Bouge Santa Maria Valley Estate Bottled Chardonnay

9.189 ratings
9.120 pro ratings
Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Ron R
9.3

Wonderful example.
Nose displays hazelnut, brioche and beeswax. Palate is perfectly balanced and weighted. Honied white fruits combine with moderate acidity, and subtle oak. Whether it’s chard or pinot, ABC has a great wine portfolio, at a modest price.
And yes, drinking mid-week - we broke down like old deck chairs - guilty as charged 😔

Wonderful example.
Nose displays hazelnut, brioche and beeswax. Palate is perfectly balanced and weighted. Honied white fruits combine with moderate acidity, and subtle oak. Whether it’s chard or pinot, ABC has a great wine portfolio, at a modest price.
And yes, drinking mid-week - we broke down like old deck chairs - guilty as charged 😔

Sep 2nd, 2020
Michael Chelus

Granny Smith apple, honey, lemon, peach, blood orange and oak on the palate. Great acidity and balance.

Granny Smith apple, honey, lemon, peach, blood orange and oak on the palate. Great acidity and balance.

May 8th, 2020
Rob B
9.0

Jim Clendenen & Emeril Lagasse dinner through the Triangle Wine Experience

Jim Clendenen & Emeril Lagasse dinner through the Triangle Wine Experience

Aug 27th, 2018
David L

13’ Au Bon Climat Nuits- Blanches Au Bouge (On That Road Again) Chardonnay.
Decant this for 30 minutes. Honestly I’ve really never had a Chardonnay quite like this one.

Baked apple, lemon, lime, white flowers,definite oak treatment. It all seems to work. Truly an enjoyable wine. Jim has been making outstanding wines for 35+ years. Reasonably priced and delicious. Could possibly get even better with another year in bottle.

13’ Au Bon Climat Nuits- Blanches Au Bouge (On That Road Again) Chardonnay.
Decant this for 30 minutes. Honestly I’ve really never had a Chardonnay quite like this one.

Baked apple, lemon, lime, white flowers,definite oak treatment. It all seems to work. Truly an enjoyable wine. Jim has been making outstanding wines for 35+ years. Reasonably priced and delicious. Could possibly get even better with another year in bottle.

Mar 10th, 2018
katsuhiko fukami

katsuhiko had this 3 years ago

katsuhiko had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJan 1st, 2018
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.0

Lemon curd, kefir lime leaf, jasmine, lightly toasted, cooked yellow delicious apple, Granny Smith apple skin, trash can. Good, but not fantastic. Much better day 3. Upped rating.

Lemon curd, kefir lime leaf, jasmine, lightly toasted, cooked yellow delicious apple, Granny Smith apple skin, trash can. Good, but not fantastic. Much better day 3. Upped rating.

Mar 22nd, 2017
Josh Grove

Turns out, age-able white wines are kind of the bomb. And Europe does not have a monopoly on them.

Turns out, age-able white wines are kind of the bomb. And Europe does not have a monopoly on them.

Mar 1st, 2016
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.0

Lemon pith grapefruit, wonderfully chalky.

Lemon pith grapefruit, wonderfully chalky.

Jan 30th, 2016
Levi Glenn

Not a typically chard guy, but his is awesome. Channels a Montrachet. Brings the acid game strong. Wow.

Not a typically chard guy, but his is awesome. Channels a Montrachet. Brings the acid game strong. Wow.

Dec 23rd, 2015
Cara Patricia

GM/Partner/Head Sommelier at Les Clos San Francisco

9.6

"If you had this in a blind tasting, a smart taster would call this Burgundy." -Geoff Kruth

"If you had this in a blind tasting, a smart taster would call this Burgundy." -Geoff Kruth

May 4th, 2015