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2008 Au Bon Climat Chardonnay "Santa Barbara County"

Au Bon Climat 2008 Chardonnay

Winery: Au Bon Climat

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Santa Barbara County"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Barbara County

State or country: CA

Price: $20

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 88.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: September 22, 2009

Wine Review: This light yellow colored Chard opens with a mild apple like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and crisp. The flavor profile is a tasty green apple and Meyer lemon with a faint hint of very light oak. The finish is dry and very refreshing. This wine was very well received by our friends at dinner. It paired perfectly with our halibut at the Wishing Well Restaurant in Saratoga, NY. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Burgundian in sensibility but with California style is one way of describing Jim Clendenen's Chardonnays- Citrus, stone fruit, smooth, and integrated flavors, creamy and tense, with apricot, apple, and lemon nuances. Barrel fermented and aged in French oak.

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