Au Bon Climat Wild Boy Chardonnay 2018 75cl
Tasting Note: A little bold, just like Mr Clenenden was! Medium to full-bodied and unashamedly Californian, with lots of ripe fruit, vanilla cream notes and the merest tease of oak mingling with stone fruits, baking spice and even a little apple crumble.
Producer: Deeply influenced by his love of Burgundy, the late Jim Clendenen set up ABC with Adam Tolmach in 1982 with the ambition to make wines that of that spoke of their place, which emulate the restraint and finesse of Europe but with a magic touch of New World flair. The vineyards ABC source their grapes from reads as a ‘who’s who’ of Central Coast vineyards with Bien Nacido and Jim’s own “Le Bon Climat” as the biggest contributors.
Country: USA | Region: Santa Barbara County, California | Alcohol: 13.5% | Grapes: Chardonnay | Organic