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Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Rancho Santa Rosa 2007

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Brewer-Clifton:
Born of an obsession with Santa Barbara County terroir, we formed Brewer - Clifton in the early 1990’s. We both had significant sales and production experience with a multitude of Santa Barbara County wineries, and always felt compelled to push the limits of the fruit from the area further than our previous employers had set forth to do. We set out to put the essence of the best vineya... Read more
Born of an obsession with Santa Barbara County terroir, we formed Brewer - Clifton in the early 1990’s. We both had significant sales and production experience with a multitude of Santa Barbara County wineries, and always felt compelled to push the limits of the fruit from the area further than our previous employers had set forth to do. We set out to put the essence of the best vineyards in the area into a bottle. Cargasacchi VineyardBrewer - Clifton focus solely on site-expressive wines from the Sta. Rita Hills appellation using Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as voices of place. The area's long growing seasons and diversity of marine-based soils combine to produce dynamic and explosive wines with great purity and precision. Each vineyard site is nurtured identically, allowing the pedigree of place to play the most significant role in our portfolio of wines. From our initial production of 1996, our pursuit has been to express the individual identity of particular sites within our appellation. While that approach remains a strong driving force behind our efforts, we elected to demonstrate a more complete voice of place beginning with the spectacular 2007 harvest. From this point forward, we expect to release a Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, capitalizing on the blending or our most heralded vineyard holdings. Just like a quartet is incomparable to a solo, it is neither the goal nor the intent to compare our appellation wines with our vineyard-specific bottlings. The two should be interpreted as separate manifestations along a lateral plain where the difference of expression is a celebrated attribute. In addition to our collective efforts, Steve Clifton also produces wine under his own label, called Palmina, which focuses exclusively on Italian varietals, and is the winemaker at Tritono, an Argentine producer of Malbec. Greg Brewer produces wine under the diatom label, as well as being the winemaker at Melville, a Santa Rita Hills winery dedicated to estate grown Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Brewer-Clifton wines are only available in small quantities. Total production averages between 7,000 and 8,000 cases annually. Read less
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Member Reviews for Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Rancho Santa Rosa

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Snooth User: karan
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Vintage: 2005 01/14/2008

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Vintage: 2005 12/21/2010

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External Reviews for Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Rancho Santa Rosa

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

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


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2005 01/16/2009

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


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Vintage: 2005 09/24/2010

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.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2005 01/09/2013

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


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2005 11/21/2010

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


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2005 11/14/2013

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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Vintage: 2005 09/24/2010

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.



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