Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Ashley's Vineyard 2008

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Richland, WA (2,400 mi)
USD 39.95
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This wine is 100% from our Santa Rita Hills estate and is a combination of clones 4, 76, 95, Mount Eden and Wente. Yields were 2.1 lbs/plant (1.9 ... Read more

Bright yellow. Pungent aromas of lemon and grapefruit pith, tarragon and wet stone. Becomes more floral with air and offers sweet citrus and honeys... Read more

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External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
10/25/2010

Melville 08 Estate Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills


External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
10/13/2010

This wine is 100% from our Santa Rita Hills estate and is a combination of clones 4, 76, 95, Mount Eden and Wente. Yields were 2.1 lbs/plant (1.9 tons/acre) and were harvested by hand then gently whole-cluster pressed, cold settled overnight and transferred by gravity to barrel for fermentation in neutral (5 to 12 year old French oak), partial malolactic (±15%) and subsequent sur lie aging without any lees disturbance. Tasting Notes: Visually more golden than its sibling above, this wine is loaded with exotic fruit nuances of honeydew, kumquat, star fruit and tangelo. Other citrus and earthy aromas drift towards lemon tart, orange skin and lemon verbena. Wisps of cinnamon, floral honey, graham cracker and hay also subtly shine. The mouthfeel has grip and volume with hints of dried stone fruits, minerals and brine. It finishes with delineation and focus energizing the palate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/11/2009

Bright yellow. Pungent aromas of lemon and grapefruit pith, tarragon and wet stone. Becomes more floral with air and offers sweet citrus and honeysuckle on the palate. Very fresh chardonnay with strong mineral bite and very good finishing clarity. Stephen Tanzer. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2008 Melville Chardonnay Clone 76 Inox 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/09/2009

The 2008 Chardonnay Babcock Vineyard possesses plenty of white citrus, orange blossom, honeyed grapefruit, spring flower, crushed rock, and white currant characteristics. Beautifully full with striking delineation, excellent precision and freshness, ... Robert Parker. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2008 Diatom Chardonnay Babcock 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/11/2010

Vivid gold. Exotically perfumed, powerful scents of tangerine, toasty lees and lemon rind. Tangy but dense, with lush citrus and orchard fruit flavors and an exotic smoky quality (that smoke didn't come from new oak as this was raised in neutral wood... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2008 Melville Chardonnay Estate Verna's 750ml


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/07/2011

WA 91 Pts - Winemaker Notes - A golden-green hue glistens brightly with opulent citrus elements of lemon peel and orange blossom. Other scents of yellow fruits such as cassava and pluot mix with decadent hints of magnolia, white cake batter, kettle corn and brown butter. A subtle hint of pebbles and pineapple basil flows in the background. On the palate the wine is rich and fleshes out these nuances more comprehensively giving it ample weight but remains vibrant and fresh. According To Robert Parker - The 2008 Chardonnay Verna s displays orange blossom, nectarine, and honeysuckle, with white peach notes. With zesty acidity and medium to full body, this is a juicy, clean, pure, and vibrant style of Chardonnay to drink over the next 3 or so years.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/17/2010

This gorgeous Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay shows a vivid lemon color and bursts from the glass with vibrant aromas of lemon-lime citrus, orange peel, flinty minerality and toasted brioche. The palate is lush with citrus fruit, highlighted by a zesty ... Chris Caughman. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2008 Melville Chardonnay Estate Verna's 750ml


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Winemaker's Notes:

A golden-green hue glistens brightly with opulent citrus elements of lemon peel and orange blossom. Other scents of yellow fruits such as cassava and pluot mix with decadent hints of magnolia, white cake batter, kettle corn and brown butter. A subtle hint of pebbles and pineapple basil flows in the background. On the palate the wine is rich and fleshes out these nuances more comprehensively giving it ample weight but remains vibrant and fresh.

A golden-green hue glistens brightly with opulent citrus elements of lemon peel and orange blossom. Other scents of yellow fruits such as cassava and pluot mix with decadent hints of magnolia, white cake batter, kettle corn and brown butter. A subtle hint of pebbles and pineapple basil flows in the background. On the palate the wine is rich and fleshes out these nuances more comprehensively giving it ample weight but remains vibrant and fresh.

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