Country: USA Region: California
Category: White Wine Colour: White
Producer: Au Bon Climat
Jim Clendenen, the "Mind Behind" Au Bon Climat since 1982, creates internationally acclaimed Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs of balance and intrigue. But there is life beyond ABC. Jim has other projects of passion that allow him to make artisan, small lots of distinctive wines from a wider spectrum of grape varietals under different brands - The Wild Boy range is one such treasure.
"Fermented and aged for 11 months in French oak barrels from François Frères, with a small proportion of new oak. The Wild Boy version is deliberately made in a more opulent style. From Jim Clendenen but this does not say Au Bon Climat on the label.
Tasting Notes: An attractive nose reveals notes of citrus, ripe stone fruit, toast and a hint of smoke. Rich and creamy in texture, the palate is concentrated and generous with an abundance of layered ripe fruit and harmoniously integrated oak. Crisp and focused on the finish,
Food Pairing: Truffle risotto, Roast Chicken or Chanterelle Mushrooms