2013 “Le Bon Climat” Chardonay

CFV - LBC Chard - LabelCLENDENEN FAMILY 2013 “Le Bon Climat Vineyard” Chardonnay

Santa Maria Valley, California

Sourced from Jim Clendenen’s own certified organic Le Bon Climat Vineyard planted in 1998 in the Santa Maria Valley. Le Bon Climat Vineyard is some of the earliest work in Santa Barbara County with Dijon Clones planted on devigorating rootstock. This scion-rootstock combination limits yields naturally.

The grapes are gently pressed, the juice is barrel fermented and aged in 100% new François Freres Bertranges oak barrels. After 2 years of surlee aging the wine is fined and bottled unfiltered.

94 points – Wine Spectator
94 points – Antonio Galloni’s Vinous Media
94 points – Jeb Dunnuck
93 points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
93 points – Wine Enthusiast

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October 27, 2014