Au Bon Climat, Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County (2017)
Founded in 1982, Au Bon Climat (which means “a well-exposed vineyard”) produces internationally-recognized Pinot Noir,
Chardonnay, and Pinot Blanc wine from grapes grown in California’s Santa Barbara County.
The Au Bon Climat winery is located on the world-famous Bien Nacido Vineyard, and is owned by winemaker Jim Clendenen.
Au Bon Climat was listed on Robert Parker’s Best Wineries of the World in both 1989 and 1990, while Jim Clendenen has been
named Winemaker of the Year in 1992 by the Los Angeles Times, and Winemaker of the Year in 2001 by Food and Wine
The winery is not open to the public for either tours or tastings.
Members of our wine club and mailing list are invited to our Spring and Fall Open Houses.
Strawberries and blackberries aromas slowly rise out of the glass. Overtime, more of the anise and clove will mix with these
other aromas. Currently, the wine is young with mouth filling intensity and suppleness. Complexity will increase as the wine