Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc
75cl * 13.0% ABV * Santa Barbara, California
Jim Clendenen's Au Bon Climat is a little piece of Burgundy that just happens to be in Santa Barbara. His policy is that if they don't do it in Beaune, he won't do it at 'ABC'. Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc might seem an unusual blend, but are, in fact, two of the original Burgundian grape varieties. Refreshingly citrus-tinged, this shows some flinty minerality and a crisp finish, making it a fine match for shellfish.