“Le Bon Climat Vineyard”
Santa Maria Valley, California
*This cuvee is named in homage to Jim Clendenen’s deceased, amazing Border Collie “Pip”, former winery mascot.
Sourced from Jim Clendenen’s own 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, and the juice totally barrel fermented and matured in clean, neutral French oak barrels. After 2 years of surlies aging, the wine is fined and bottled unfiltered.