Brewer Clifton Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2016
Winemaker 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.
Aromas of lemon, kiwi, orange blossom, and sweet basil. Flavors of jasmine, lime, ginger, and minerals.
|Region||California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills|
Wine SpectatorIntense flavors of honeydew melon and pear tart dominate this supple white. The richly spiced finish shows some pastry notes.
Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills offers up a bright bouquet of honeyed citrus, preserved lemon, apple and beeswax, framed by a touch of nutmeg-like leesiness. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, with lovely glossy texture underpinned by lots of cut, finishing with good length and grip. This is one of Brewer-Clifton's largest cuvées, and it's keenly priced too.