External Reviews for Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Rancho Santa Rosa
The sensational 2007 Chardonnay Rancho Santa Rosa exhibits a light to medium gold color, notes of white peaches, quince, crushed rocks, honeysuckle, and marmalade, a sensational texture, and a full-bodied mouthfeel. Crisp acidity buttresses the wine'... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2007 Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Rancho Santa Rosa 750ml
Intense, vibrant and spicy, with fresh earth and dried berry fruit that's trim and focused, ending with spicy, peppery tannins. Drink now through 2011. 240 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2005 Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Rancho Santa Rosa 750ml
Fragrant and complex, with floral aromas of lemon, pebble, citrus and green apple that are delivered on a beam. Tightly wound and sharply focused, this is long and persistent on the finish, with excellent acidity. Drink now through 2010. 713 cases ma... Wine Spectator. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2005 Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Sweeney Canyon 750ml
Offers a tight beam of flinty citrus, green apple and tart melon fruit. Keeps the focus on fruit, yet shows a twinge of alcohol. Drink now through 2010. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 411 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2005 Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Ashley's Vineyard 750ml
A Batard-Montrachet look-alike is the 2005 Chardonnay Sweeney Canyon. This full-bodied, powerful white boasts an amazing liqueur of minerals intermixed with bees wax, honeysuckle, marmalade, and lemon butter. With an attractive citrus/orange rind character, and a full-bodied, layered, super-duper mouthfeel as well as richness, it is a stunning Chardonnay to consume over the next 6-10 years.
The 2005 Chardonnay Mount Carmel (a site which Brewer-Clifton now farms exclusively) exhibits honeysuckle, lemon butter, a hint of popcorn, and orange rind in a full-bodied, deep, chewy style that reminds me of some of the old Batard-Montrachets made by Domaine Michel Niellon in the late seventies and eighties.
Fragrant and complex with floral aromas of lemon pebble citrus and green apple that are delivered on a beam. Tightly wound and sharply focused this is long and persistent on the finish with excellent acidity. Drink now through 2010. 713 cases made. JL Wine Spectator.
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