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2016 Au Bon Climat Chardonnay "Nuits-Blanches au Bouge"

Au Bon Climat 2016 Nuits Blanches au Bouge Chardonnay

Winery: Au Bon Climat

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Nuits-Blanches au Bouge"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Maria Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: 525

KWG Score: 95.4 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: April 13, 2020

Wine Review: This bright yellow colored Chardonnay from Au Bon Climat is impressive and bold. It opens with a pineapple and oak bouquet with notes of golden delicious apple. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic and lively. The flavor profile is a very tasty oak and ripe pineapple blend with notes of pear and quince. The finish is dry and its flavors and acidity drift away nicely. This Chardonnay would pair well with a creamy lobster bisque with sherry and thyme. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: We started with great grapes, aged it for 18 months in new François Frères barrels, and bottled with no filtering. Lovely aromas of apricot, lavender and caramel ebb into bright flavors of lemon/lime, and a fresh, spicy finish with vanilla, clove and honeydew melon. The richness and texture are increasing in the bottle. We can’t wait to see this wine at 10 years of age.

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