2016 Brewer-Clifton Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay

SKU #1377891 93 points Decanter

 Fruit notes combine Granny Smith apple with ripe amalfi lemon. A touch of hazelnut signals masterful and very restrained handling of oak - only neutral barrels were used. The palate is concentrated and precise, marshalling the vivid fruit and Pacific coastal freshness into a harmonious, expressive whole. There is quite a bit of alcohol, but the acid stands up to it beautifully. This is seductive now but has the stuffing to last the distance. Drink through 2030. (AK)  (5/2018)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 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. Drink through 2025. (WK)  (4/2018)

91 points Vinous

 Brewer-Clifton's 2016 Chardonnay (Sta. Rita Hills) is a gorgeous appellation-level wine. Orange peel, passionfruit, apricot and a whole range of tropical inflections give the 2016 much of its personality. Classy and impeccable in its balance, the Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay has so much to offer. (AG)  (9/2018)

91 points Wine Spectator

 Intense flavors of honeydew melon and pear tart dominate this supple white. The richly spiced finish shows some pastry notes. Drink now through 2022. (KM)  (6/2018)


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