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For generations, the Almondo family have tended vines of Arneis, the noble white variety of Piedmont. Their Bricco delle Ciliegie dazzles right out of the bottle, with generous aromas of white flowers, almonds and a touch of sage. The mid-palate has layers of concentrated peach and citrus fruit with a mineral streak and a long, clean finish that leaves you wanting another sip.
From a true American wine icon– the late, great Jim Clendenen. The Chardonnays he makes out of Santa Barbara are particularly special, with Chuck Wagner of Caymus fame, once declaring, “Jim Clendenen is the reason I came down [South] to make Chardonnay.” Au Bon Climat for decades now has produced some of the best Burgundian expressions in Southern California, with beautifully aromatic, clean Chardonnay that’s not over-extracted like much of Napa. It’s made with oak but minimal new oak allowing for a true wine driven Chard with a creamy middle palate consisting of lemon pudding, citrus and a hint of vanilla. The finish is high-toned and bright and continues to linger for a few precious seconds.
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Robert Parker Jr. famously said of Clendenen and his wines, “Great wine is meant to be both thrilling and joyous. That is what Au Bon Climat’s objectives must certainly be.” That’s definitely true with this ABC Pinot Noir that has a wonderfully vibrant expression and continues in the tradition of some of the best Burgundian style Pinots in America. Flush with clean, juicy red berry fruit that’s well balanced by strong acid and a mid-full bodied middle with firm chewy tannins. It continues to evolve with time in the glass, making for a complex and racy Pinot Noir that gets better with each sip. Don’t miss a great bottling from the end of a special era in a great 2019 vintage in So Cal.
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The ultimate collection of Jim Clendenen’s best value wines. These are special bottles to have around the house/cellar. Au Bon Climat has long represented some of the best version of Pinot and Chardonnay made anywhere, with Jim’s Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays inspiring some of the most famous winemakers today including Chuck Wagner of Caymus to make Burgundian varietals in Southern California.
6 btls, Pinot Noir Santa Barbara 2019
6 btls, Chardonnay Santa Barbara 2019
From Soave Classico’s most privileged volcanic-limestone hillsides, this is a high-tone northern Italian white bursting with white flowers, honeysuckle and stone fruits. Crisp and clean, finishing juicy and surprisingly long. A perfect complement to all kinds of seafood dishes, summer vegetables, poultry and light cheeses. There is no old-vine, small lot Pinot Grigio that exists for anywhere near the price of this one.
92 Points, James Suckling
An absolute treat coming out of Piedmont. Open this one a good deal before you plan to serve and let it get some air. The nose is very pretty with cherry, cassis and dried currant. Red fruits on the palate with nuanced dash of cigar smoke, wild berry preserves, and tobacco. It’ll be a show stopper in a year or two but it’s starting to really hit its stride right now.
This is rich, opulent, stunning Pinot Noir with a higher pH and a deeper, richer complexion than their Willamette neighbors. It’s a dead ringer for Russian River Valley. Deep red ruby color to the rim with high-toned red berry fruit soaring right out of the glass. It’s incredibly fresh with tremendous depth backed by fine tannins, bright acidity and amazing purity of fruit on the palate. It’s a finessed and elegant Pinot with just intensity and length. At this price, there’s no better Pinot in the country. That’s a fact.
Chapoutier’s new 2020 release reminds both me and Chapoutier himself of the 2010 vintage. The wine has so much vibrancy and depth, it’s an old-vine blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Carignan from the village of Latour de France. Beautiful deep purple in color with increasing aromas of cocoa, creme de cassis, dark plum, and black cherries. Richly textured and voluptuous on the attack, packed with black-fruit preserves, braced by a refreshing acidity and long smooth tannins that paint a silky portrait. It’s a rock solid wine from an absolute icon.
91 Points, James Suckling
The Bisol “Jeio” Prosecco NV is a delicious sparkler that comes from the Veneto region of northeast Italy. A brilliant straw yellow color, the first sip is an intense and fresh nose of citrus fruits and saline sensations. If you love fruit forward sparklers… this one is for you.
We were the first in the country to bring in Bisol’s Prosecco Rose last year, a super tasty, refreshing sparkler from the Veneto region of northeast Italy. Now, fresh off a huge feature in The Wall Street Journal in which they were crowned as the top Prosecco Rose in a lineup of 14, I suspect what was once our little secret will explode. James Suckling also finally got around to tasting it and gave it 91 points. I’d rate it even higher. The 2020 Bisol Jeio Brut Prosecco Rosé is remarkable, and simply put, mouth-wateringly delicious. Inviting aromas of flowers and wild strawberries, with a complex mouthfeel that sings with citrus fruits and creaminess from the tiny crisp bubbles.
93 Points, James Suckling
This is a lighter style of Super Tuscan, with seductive cherry, licorice, blackberries and dried herbs. It’s way-too-easy to drink and understandably gets 90+ points every vintage but in the ideal, hot 2017 vintage, the ‘Tre’ got its highest score since the 2011 vintage. James Suckling who gave the wine a 93, called it ‘full-bodied, structured and rich with fine acidity and freshness”. This is a knockout Tuesday nighter.
From Mercurey in the north Cote Chalonnaise, comes a stunner of a Pinot. As Galloni pointed out, “I was very impressed with the wines I tasted at Camille Giroud. While top selections are hugely successful, readers should also pay attention to the village wines, which deliver plenty of character at accessible prices.” The raspberry fruits are super clean and pure on both the nose and in the mouth. The acidity is just where you would want it and finish is so smooth.