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SF Chronicle Top 100 Wines of the Year

SF Chronicle Top 100 Wines of the Year

It was a huge honor to be included in the Chronicle’s Top 100 Wines of the Year. There are so many great wines on this list it is awesome to be a part of it.

2009 Chanin Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir ($50, 13.8%):

“Gavin Chanin’s work at Au Bon Climat, in the heart of Bien Nacido, has more than paid off. He’s probably making the most intricate, nuanced wine off this famous Santa Barbara parcel right now. The radiant quality of the nose hits you first: tons of subtle soy and moist earth, with a quiet sachet note, plus tense fruit flavors of cranberry, lemon oil and wild strawberry. Amazing refinement; a wine full of life and savory energy for the future.”