Au Bon Climat Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict VineyardSanta Barbara Historic Vineyards Collection

2014 / 750 ml. | Item #: 42992

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Primary Grape: Chardonnay | All Grapes: 100% Chardonnay


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Critical Acclaim

VN94 Vinous Sep 2016

"The 2014 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is rich, textured and absolutely gorgeous. Lemon confit, dried flowers, pastry and a hint of new oak all meld together in a sumptuous, textured Chardonnay that captures the essence of site. The French oak is a bit apparent at this stage, but another 6–12 months in bottle should do the trick. This is a superb wine from one of California’s true heritage sites." (94 pts.)

RP92 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 30th Aug 2016

"All of these latest Chardonnays from winemaker Jim Clendenen are outstanding. Starting out, the 2014 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard offers classic notes of cream corn, sautéed apple, white peach and flowers, with building richness and fabulous purity on the palate. Barrel-fermented and aged 20 months in 50% new French oak, it should have a decade of longevity." (92 pts.)


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More Information
SKU 42992
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Au Bon Climat Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard
Country United States
Region California
District Central Coast
Product Location - Location-Appellation Santa Ynez Valley
Package Size 750 ml.
Packaging - Non-Standard and Special N/A
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 13.5%
Brand Au Bon Climat
Brand URL N/A
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style N/A
Vintage 2014
Bin Location N/A
Critical Acclaim N/A
Premier Pick No
Awards and Accolades N/A
Awards Description N/A
Spec. Designation N/A
Organic Description N/A
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color White
Grape(s) 100% Chardonnay
Primary Grape Chardonnay
Body N/A
Finish N/A
Food Pairing N/A
Occasion Pairing N/A
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
Sweetness Scale N/A
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