Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara County Chardonnay

9.047 ratings
9.04 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, 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
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.0

Oaked Chardonnay that is so refined. So balanced.

Oaked Chardonnay that is so refined. So balanced.

May 4th, 2019
WineMascot

A touch more pear fruit than I typically like but the balance was there and it was bright and nice acis

A touch more pear fruit than I typically like but the balance was there and it was bright and nice acis

May 8th, 2018
Justin Bothur

Like it was in the vineyards. Classic SB Chard from an original.

Like it was in the vineyards. Classic SB Chard from an original.

Jan 7th, 2017
Maggie Lynn

Light and crisp!

Light and crisp!

Jul 6th, 2019
Graffeo

Best chardonnay I've had in years- easily beats Cakebread, bringing a lighter overall impression without losing complexity or surrendering buttery notes. BEP selection, 4/2019.

Best chardonnay I've had in years- easily beats Cakebread, bringing a lighter overall impression without losing complexity or surrendering buttery notes. BEP selection, 4/2019.

Apr 19th, 2019
Max Einhorn

Nice bright acid

Nice bright acid

Feb 20th, 2019
Suzanne Byowitz

Absolutely delicious it tastes like a white burgundy. Well balanced, stone fruits.

Absolutely delicious it tastes like a white burgundy. Well balanced, stone fruits.

Sep 10th, 2017
Justin Chiotti

Pretty good. Not too big (staying consistent with Jim Clendenson's Burgundy approach). I'm gunna have to remember this one.

Pretty good. Not too big (staying consistent with Jim Clendenson's Burgundy approach). I'm gunna have to remember this one.

Jan 21st, 2017
Anne Ricci

Spicy nose. Clean high apple flavor. Nice soft acid.

Spicy nose. Clean high apple flavor. Nice soft acid.

Nov 19th, 2016
Brandon Wells

From Santa Maria, CA. Aged in oak has great balance of acidic and buttery notes! Great with cheese and slightly acidic dish. Also good to just sip on.

From Santa Maria, CA. Aged in oak has great balance of acidic and buttery notes! Great with cheese and slightly acidic dish. Also good to just sip on.

Nov 19th, 2016