There are few legacy wineries in America. A legacy winery is a winery where the owner is committed to the future, thinking long term, taking actions and making plans not for themselves but for their children’s children. CFV is just that, a bequest to his children so that they pass it along to their children. Jim Clendenen, the “Mind Behind” Au Bon Climat winery, has often dreamed of having a small winery where commerce was not the driving force. Instead, a dream to have the luxury to keep wines long in barrel should they need it, red wines that will last generations, firm wines with firm acidities, wines that are for their purpose food-friendly, and moderate alcohol, these are among his reference points for this production.