What’s in the glass tonight – American Independence Day July 4th

Au Bon Climat Chard 2013

Off Topic: Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara California Chardonnay 2011 – $$$

I tried this, a couple of Californian Zinfandels and a Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon at a July 4th tasting at my local fine vinopolis. Brought this one home for dinner.

13.5% alc. Pale gold colour.

Angular, citrus nose. Phenolic characters, and mandarin and garden herbs.

Strong tertiary flavours, and butterscotch. Quite lean, minerally. A developed line of acidity in this one too.

Characterful and interesting, quite unlike a Kiwi Chardonnay, and for that I like.

VG 4

 

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