Au Bon Climat XXXV Anniversary Chardonnay 2015

Au Bon Climat XXXV Anniversary Chardonnay 2015

Au Bon Climat XXXV Anniversary Chardonnay 2015

Regular price $195.00

Au Bon Climat's Legacy in Winemaking: Celebrating 35 years of exceptional winemaking, Au Bon Climat, located in Santa Barbara, California, is renowned for its mastery in crafting Burgundian-style wines. Under the expert guidance of Jim Clendenen, the winery has established a reputation for producing Chardonnays that beautifully balance complexity with elegance. The XXXV Anniversary Chardonnay commemorates Au Bon Climat's dedication to quality and its enduring contribution to the California wine scene.

The Special Vintage - 2015: The XXXV Anniversary Chardonnay 2015 is a testament to the exceptional qualities of the vintage. 2015 was marked by favorable conditions in Santa Barbara, which contributed to the development of Chardonnay grapes with concentrated flavors and ideal balance. This vintage encapsulates the signature style of Au Bon Climat, showcasing the depth and finesse achievable in Californian Chardonnay, especially with aging potential.

Wine: Au Bon Climat XXXV Anniversary Chardonnay 2015

Appearance: Exhibits a deep golden hue, indicating its maturity and the complexity developed over the years.

Aroma: The nose is enveloped in a rich bouquet of ripe orchard fruits, such as baked apple and pear, layered with nuances of toasted almond, caramel, and a hint of butterscotch, showcasing the evolution of the wine.

Taste: On the palate, the wine reveals a luxurious texture. It offers a symphony of mature fruit flavors, complemented by notes of vanilla, honey, and subtle oak. The wine's acidity is well-preserved, lending a freshness that balances its rich, creamy profile.

Finish: The finish is long and sumptuous, with lingering flavors of fruit and oak, echoing the wine's sophistication and aging prowess.

Food Pairings:

  1. Truffle Gnocchi with Wild Fungi, Provolone, Parsley, Cavolo Nero, and Garlic Butter Sugo: The Chardonnay's complexity and creamy texture will harmonize exquisitely with the earthy truffle and wild fungi, while its mature character will elevate the dish's aromatic flavors.

  2. Wagyu Skirt Steak (mb9+) with Wild Fungi, Truffle, Field Mushroom, Onion Sprout, and Fungi Cream: The wine's rich profile and depth of flavor will complement the savory and earthy elements of the steak, creating a luxurious and harmonious pairing.

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Tasting notes from our sommeliers:

Deep, richly layered, intense, tropical fruit, exotic. Absolutely delicious.

Country: USA | Region: Santa Maria Valley

Winemaker: Au Bon Climat | Vintage: 2015

Style: White | Variety: Chardonnay

Primary Flavours: Butter, Pineapple, and Apple

Acidity: 4.0 | Sweetness: 1.0 | Tannin: 1.0 | Body: 4.0 | Alcohol: 3.0

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