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2018 Au Bon Climat Chardonnay "Santa Barbara Country"

Au Bon Climat 2018 Santa Barbara Country Chardonnay

Winery: Au Bon Climat

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Santa Barbara Country"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Barbara County

State or country: CA

Price: $22

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: March 25, 2021

Wine Review: This medium gold colored Chardonnay opens with a mild pineapple and Meyer lemon bouquet with a hint of flaky fresh baked pastry dough and oak. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied, balanced, round and creamy. The flavor profile is a toasty oak influenced pineapple and baked golden delicious apple blend with notes of honey and apricot. We also detected some hints of vanilla and nutmeg mixed in. The finish is pleasant and drifts away nicely. This Chard would pair nicely with a chicken and mushroom risotto. Enjoy – Ken and Steve

Winemaker Notes: Great value! This barrel fermented, full bodied Chardonnay has mouth filling citrus fruit and a palate cleansing, bright finish. It will become richer and more complex with age.

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