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Brewer-Clifton Santa Rita Hills Chardonnaytext

Brewer-Clifton Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay 2016

Santa Rita Hills, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, United StatesThe Brewer – Clifton philosophy is embedded in the geographic, geologic and climatic peculiarities of the Santa Barbara sub-AVA Santa Rita Hills. The fruit is intense and tropical and using only neutral barrels allows it to shine through without any extra weight, but with power and finesse. There are four vineyards in the blend, using a mix of clones including a Wente selection originally taken from the original Nielsen Vineyard planted in Santa Maria in 1964 and the Mount Eden selection of chardonnay, each adding complexity. As for the wine, it's amazingly fresh and juicy with floral undertones and bright lemon and lime flecked with ginger and lees. Impressive stuff and ready to drink. Try this with grilled lobster tail and butter.Tasted: 07 February 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
US$0.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Brewer-CliftonDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Grape: ChardonnayUPC: 748252065698