Au Bon Climat

Nuits-Blanches au Bouge Santa Maria Valley Estate Bottled Chardonnay

9.43 ratings
-no pro ratings
Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Carter Pelham

Tasted 1-3 hrs after opening then 3 days later.

Intense yellow gold with greening at the rim. Viscous.

Intense aromas initially dominated by flint/matchstick, leading to lemon, white flowers, slight petrol?, almost limey, oakiness there but in balance.

Electric on entry with nice structure, medium+ body and acid, holds up an expansive mid palate that confirms the nose and adds creaminess, lengthy finish on pleasing citric acidity. On day 3 slight oxidative nuttiness only shows on the finish.

Really nice wine, particularly impressive at the price. Would seek out more to try with bottle age.

Tasted 1-3 hrs after opening then 3 days later.

Intense yellow gold with greening at the rim. Viscous.

Intense aromas initially dominated by flint/matchstick, leading to lemon, white flowers, slight petrol?, almost limey, oakiness there but in balance.

Electric on entry with nice structure, medium+ body and acid, holds up an expansive mid palate that confirms the nose and adds creaminess, lengthy finish on pleasing citric acidity. On day 3 slight oxidative nuttiness only shows on the finish.

Really nice wine, particularly impressive at the price. Would seek out more to try with bottle age.

Sep 16th, 2021
Justin

Love this

Love this

Jul 2nd, 2021
Mabel Hsu

Mabel had this 3 months ago

Mabel had this 3 months ago

Jul 7th, 2022