Au Bon Climat Chardonnay


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Alcohol content: 13.5%
Grapes: Chardonnay
Winery: Au Bon Climat
Country: USA
Region: California / Central Coast / Santa Barbara County
Taste Characteristics: Bold, slightly dry and acidic.

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This Chardonnay is a classic. It’s crafted from hand-picked Chardonnay grapes growing on 25-year-old vines in vineyards on California’s central coast. Au Bon Climat Chardonnay tasting notes are bold, slightly dry, and acidic.

Chardonnay for sale. Purchase Au Bon Climat Chardonnay UK, and we’ll deliver your white wine your front door.

Get to Know Au Bon Climat

The late, larger-than-life winemaker Jim Clenenden is one of the most recognisable faces in the California wine scene. He was an eclectic American winemaker and the owner of Au Bon Climat in Santa Maria, California.

Au Bon Climat is well-known worldwide for Burgundian-style Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines made primarily in Santa Barbara County. The Au Bon Climat Chardonnay historic vineyards grow Burgundian grape varieties. Jim’s legacy persists as Au Bon Climat produces balanced, Burgundian-style Au Bon Climat Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs in Santa Barbara County.

Notable Vintages Produced to Date

Au Bon Climat is distinct from the California norm. Far from the busy, bustling city Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara Chardonnay is made from grapes is the Bien Nacido Vineyards. The winery features many renditions of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Blanc, with critical character elements in every bottle. Some of the most notable Chardonnay Au Bon Climat vintages to date include:


  • 2012 Au Bon Climat Chardonnay
  • 2013 Au Bon Climat Chardonnay
  • 2015 Au Bon Climat Chardonnay
  • 2016 Au Bon Climat Chardonnay
  • 2017 Au Bon Climat Chardonnay
  • 2018 Au Bon Climat Chardonnay
  • 2020 Au Bon Climat Chardonnay

More From Au Bon Climat

Contradicting assumptions that all Californian wines are ripe and fruity, California’s trailblazing winery Au Bon Climat also produces other Burgundy classics.

Each with a wonderful example of the Au Bon Climat style. Below are some of the most popular Chardonnay wines available from Au Bon Climat.

  • Au Bon Climat Los Alamos Chardonnay
  • Au Bon Climat Chardonnay Bien Nacido
  • Au Bon Climat Wild Boy Chardonnay
  • Au Bon Climat Nuits Blanches Chardonnay
  • Au Bon Climat Bien Nacido Chardonnay
  • Au Bon Climat Chardonnay Hildegard
  • Au Bon Climat Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay

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Frequently Asked Questions


Is Chardonnay dry?

Chardonnay wine is usually medium- to full-bodied, dry white wine.


Is Chardonnay sweet?

Chardonnay is a classic dry white wine with a subtle sweetness.


What is Chardonnay?

When you buy Chardonnay, you’ll get a white wine made from a green-skinned grape variety.


How many calories are in a bottle of Chardonnay?

There are around 600 calories in a 750ml bottle of Chardonnay.


How many calories are in a glass of Chardonnay?

A glass (150ml) of Chardonnay typically has 123 calories.


Is Chardonnay white wine?

Yes, it’s the most common white wine in the world.


What does Chardonnay taste like?

Chardonnay is a dry white wine with a fruity or crisp taste, depending on where it comes from. Au Bon Climat Chardonnay’s characteristics can range from Vanilla, Green Apple, Lemon, Lime, Peach, and more.


How long can Chardonnay last open?

It can last for 3-5 days. Store it corked in the refrigerator.


How long does Chardonnay last unopened?

It can last around 1-2 years if kept in a cool, dry environment.


How much is a bottle of Chardonnay?

Chardonnay typically costs around $20 per bottle. You can have Chardonnay delivered to your front door.


How to drink Chardonnay?

Chardonnay should be served chilled in a glass with a long stem. Drink it in small sips.


Is Chardonnay acidic?

All wines contain some acidity. However, chardonnay is one of the lowest-acid wines.


Is Chardonnay sweet or dry?

It’s dry and typically goes with traditional dry white pairings. For example, Chardonnay Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara pairing food includes pork, fish, vegetables, and poultry.


Where does Chardonnay come from?

Chardonnay originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France. Today it’s produced around the world. For example, the Au Bon Climat Chardonnay Santa Barbara County wine is made in California.


Is Au Bon Climat Chardonnay vegan?

No, most Chardonnays are not vegan-friendly.Experience the exquisite taste of Autreau Roualet Brut Champagne NV, a luxurious blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes grown in the heart of the Champagne region in France. With its fine bubbles and pale golden colour, this champagne is a true reflection of the quality and craftsmanship that goes into every bottle.

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