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Celebrate the Life of a Legend — Jim Clendenen | Lot 109

This year, the wine community lost a legend. A visionary, Jim was instrumental in putting the Santa Barbara region on the map by cultivating an international reputation for fine Chardonnay and Pinot Noir since 1982.

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For more than 40 years his classically styled wines of balance, restraint, and longevity were countered by his larger-than-life personality. He was outspoken, articulate, intelligent, humorous, passionate and unfiltered in his beliefs. He was often the loudest voice in the room with the loudest shirts. He mentored many, influenced even more. His absence is keenly felt, but his legacy will continue.

A lifelong friend of Jim, Tom Black is honored to celebrate the life of a legend with a dinner for six at his home on Saturday, February 19, 2022. Jim was instrumental in creating Black by Black, Tom’s personal label, and their friendship was full of laughter, great wine, and shared experiences. Tom has selected exclusive wines from his cellar that represent the heart and soul of Jim Clendenen. He has invited Chef Cathy A. Lewis, another friend of Jim, and Chef Richard A. Bell to prepare some of Jim’s favorite foods for the occasion.

Raise your paddle at l’Eté du Vin to join Tom Black and pay tribute to Jim Clendenen: a friend of the Nashville Wine Auction, a driving force in Santa Barbara winemaking, and a true legend in the world of wine. We’ll miss you, Jim.

This lot includes:

• Dinner for 6 at the home of Tom Black on Saturday, February 19, 2022

Donated by Tom Black, Chef Cathy A. Lewis, Chef Richard A. Bell