Telephone: 01992 525009

AU BON CLIMAT Santa Barbara

During a break from studying law in his early 20s, Jim Clendenen spent a month on the Cote d’Or in Burgundy, where he underwent the damascene conversion that led to him becoming, instead of a lawyer, one of California’s most respected winemakers. One of the wine world’s characters, he might be seen as out of place in a region in which ego and money rarely combine to subtle effect when the two meet in wine, but he has been here longer than most of the dot-commers, industrialists and film directors whose theatrically ostentateous wineries and flamboyantly overextracted ’boutique’ wines are hand-allocated to fools with too much money and little taste. Poise, subtlety and nuance are the game here in Santa Barbara, far to the south of the flash and hustle of the Napa, where a cool microclimate (the cooling sea breezes, channeled through a 20 mile east-west valley, gave the title to the film ‘Sideways’) and some of California’s finest vineyards, Bien Nacido and Sandford & Benedict, provide the raw material for his award-winning, unashamedly Burgundy-inspired Chardonnays & Pinot Noirs.

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AU BON CLIMAT Santa Barbara

Single

6+

2016  WILD BOY Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County

        27.95

        25.70

2015  CHARDONNAY, Santa Barbara County

        27.95

        25.70

2015  CHARDONNAY, Sanford & Benedict Vineyard, Santa Ynez

        39.95

        37.65

2015  PINOT NOIR, Santa Maria Valley

        29.95

        27.55

2013  PINOT NOIR, Sanford & Benedict Vineyard

        47.95

        44.20

2013  PINOT NOIR, Isabelle

        54.95

        51.00

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Shop Address

The Black Dog Wine Company
The Cart Barn
Ashlyn's Farm Shop
North Weald
Essex
CM16 6RZ

Shop Opening Hours

Tuesday - 12.00-5.00
Wednesday - Friday 10.30 - 5.00
Saturday 10.30 - 5.00
Sunday 12.00 - 4.00
Monday - Closed

Contact Details

Telephone 01992 525009