Au Bon Climat Private Label for Emeril's…is another person’s gain.  Right?  Well, when Emeril Lagasse closed his restaurant on the MS coast, I was able to buy all of his private label wines produced by the legendary winemaker Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat in Santa Barbara.  I’ve been a big fan of Jim’s wines for many years.  He is considered by the French vignerons to be the best producer of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay anywhere outside of Burgundy.

I bought twenty cases of his 2006 vintage Santa Barbara Chardonnay.  It is just now beginning to show its stuff and will easily cellar for another 6 – 8 years.  I also bought 15 cases of his 2004 vintage Syrah which, I have to say, is a dead ringer for a much more expensive Crozes-Hermitage.  Both of these wines are stunning!  And, we are able to offer each of these wines at a stunning price – $18.99!  Hurry before it’s gone.