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2014 Au Bon Climat Chardonnay "Historic Vineyards Collection Bien Nacido Vineyard"

Au Bon Climat 2014 Bien Nacido Chardonnay

Winery: Au Bon Climat

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Historic Vineyards Collection Bien Nacido Vineyard"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Maria Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: May 31, 2018

Wine Review: This light yellow colored Chardonnay from Au Bon Climat is very nice. It opens with oak and green apple bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is an oak influenced green apple with notes vanilla and a hint of hazelnut. The finish is dry and its flavors fade away nicely. This is a very versatile Chardonnay that would pair with many foods. I would pair it with a chicken and wild mushroom ravioli with a light cream sauce. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The aroma reveals this is obviously Chardonnay made in an Old-World style. Sweet barrel spice mixes nicely with a lemon limey note from the fruit. It is rich on the palate, and the classic Chardonnay flavors of apple, citrus and vanilla go on and on. This lively wine will go with wide assortment of foods. Seared scallops in butter with a touch of orange or a roast chicken with rosemary.

Organic status: not organic

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