Success affords one a great deal of freedom, and the commercial achievements of Au Bon Climat have provided Jim with the opportunity to exercise his creativity without the pressure of the sales cycle. Clendenen Family Vineyards is a project of passion for Jim. lThese are artisanal, small lots of distinctive wines sourced from top vineyard sites around the Santa Barbara region, as well as from Jim's iconic Le Bon Climat vineyard that he planted himself and has farmed organically since its creation. These wines have the luxury of staying in barrel as long as they need, of becoming whatever it is they wish to become. They are nuanced, long-lived and food-friendly with firm acidities and moderate acohol.

Jim has cultivated an international reputation for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris, and is recognized worldwide for his classically styled wines that express the soul and balance of Burgundy, with the unique climate and terroir of Santa Barbara County. 

DOMAINE de l'HORTUS 2014 GRAND CUVEE  ROUGE
60% Syrah | 35% Grenache | 5% Mourvedre

BERGERIE de l'HORTUS 2015 CLASSIQUE  ROUGE
60% Syrah | 35% Grenache | 5% Mourvedre

LE LOUP DANS LE BERGERIE 2015 ROUGE

80% Grenache | 20% Syrah

LOUP Y ES-TU? 2015 BLANC

80% Muscat | 10% Chardonnay | 10% Viognier

Bien Nacido Vineyard

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