"This wine comes from the organically certified Le Bon Climat vineyard, planted in 1998. It is entirely from a central, elevated mesa, planted to the Dijon clone 667. This Pinot was 2 years in barrel, 100% new, heavily toasted Francois Freres, and bottled unfiltered. The wine is rich and powerful, from low yields (2 tons per acre, 1500 vines per acre) and natural concentration. It is firmly in the red fruit spectrum, with earth, sous bois, and exciting hard spice complexity."
This winery has cultivated an international reputation for its Pinot Noir. Jim Clendenen, the “Mind Behind” Au Bon Climat, is recognized worldwide for his classically-styled wines (in addition to his Burgundian-focused ABC wines).