2015 Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay SRH

Year: 2015
Appellation: Santa Rita Hills
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 92
Jeb Dunnuck: 95
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
Price :
$27.95

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"Refined and powerful, with concentrated flavors of green apple, ripe citrus and mineral that are deftly supported by fresh acidity. Hints of dried savory herbs show on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. –KM " (WS)

"The medium gold colored 2014 Chardonnay from Brewer-Clifton is a rich, layered beauty. It has loads of creamy white fruits, white flowers, citrus blossom and brioche in a full-bodied, beautifully textured, supple and decadent style. Drink this gorgeous effort over the coming 4-5 years.

As I commented last year, there have been significant changes at Brewer-Clifton recently and Steve Clifton is no longer involved at the estate. However, Greg Brewer remains the driving force here, and his 2014s are beautiful wines. In addition, Greg remains one of the few winemakers not afraid of true richness and ripeness, and his wines are better for it." (WA)

"The 2015 Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills checks in as a blend of the 3D, Acin and Machado Vineyards, and it’s brought up identically to the single vineyards. In addition, there’s really no barrel selection made, so don’t think of this cuvee as a second wine. Like the Hapgood, it’s a seriously rich, unctuous beauty that offers notes of buttered citrus rind, candied lemons, honeycomb and hints of minerality. Deep, rich and thrillingly textured, it’s certainly the smart value play of the lineup as it’s half the price, but more than half the wine." (JD)

Winery Notes:
With the goal of expressing a comprehensive expression of the appellation, we selected four unique vineyard sites to create this Sta. Rita Hills bottling. This blend is comprised of 3D, Machado, Acin and Hapgood vineyards. While each lot is handled separately and in a completely uniform fashion in the winery, each contributes vastly different expressions which ultimately harmonize in the finished wine.

Aroma:
Lemon, Kiwi, Orange Blossom, Sweet Basil

Flavor:
Jasmine, Lime, Ginger, Mineral Texture Peel, Orange Zest, Fresh Sea Salt


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