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Brewer-Clifton

Machado Chardonnay 2013

Brought by a friend. Light gold in color. Notes of lemon creme and citrus fruit, some vanilla and some light dusty earth. Rich in the mouth with nice acidity and a solid finish. A nicely made wine. — 10 days ago

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Astro Lab Brewing

Star Taker

Andrew Holod
9.3

Astro Lab Brewer, Silver Spring MD. Hazy IPA with Mosaic, Columbus and Citra hops. 7.1%
Medium gold, big, slightly rocky head that is quite persistent. Knock-out nose which to me reads as pine resin/juniper berry. Very well balanced with a just-so textural play between hop bitterness and malty sweetness.
— 9 days ago

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Brewer-Clifton

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2016

Translucent cherry red color. Earthy black cherry nose. Black cherry, dried fruit & pepper taste with a shot of minerals & acid. — 3 months ago

Jeffrey, Dawn and 1 other liked this

Brewer-Clifton

Hapgood Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2013

Wow. Far and away one of the best B-C pinots I’ve had in a long time, this wine was spectacular from start to finish. Wish I had another bottle in the cellar, because I think this still has some development ahead of it (but not much: it’s gotta be close to peak). Just fantastic. — 23 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
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Eric, Shay and 8 others liked this

Diatom

Bar-M Vineyard Chardonnay 2009

One of the best chards I’ve tasted and I’m a Pinot fan of Brewer Clifton. I am going back for more. — a month ago

Brewer-Clifton

459 Pinot Noir 2016

Really good. Still a light Pinot but got more complex tasting after decanting for a little — 3 months ago

Brewer-Clifton

Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2013

Apple nose and citrusy palate — a month ago

Paul, David and 9 others liked this

Bare Bottle

Pronto Pils

This is the Pool Haus. Great stuff. Try this brewer if you haven’t. — a month ago

Ryan, Paul and 16 others liked this

Melville

Clone 90 Pinot Noir 2011

Very spicy...and got much better with more time in the glass. Pretty impressive given its age and thd fact that it’s a single clone. Greg Brewer scores again! — 2 months ago

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Eric, Chris and 10 others liked this

Ex Post Facto

Santa Barbara County Syrah 2017

The second vintage of this new label from Greg Brewer, this one reminds me to some extent of some of the limited release syrahs that he made at Melville a few years back. Lots of spice and candied blackberries on the nose, the wine was pretty closed on the palate initially, with more earthy overtones than I picked up on the nose. Definitely needs more time: while the tannins are sweet and well-integrated, the wine is pretty tight even after 10-15 min in the glass. If you want to open up a bottle of this now I’d recommend decanting a couple of hours in advance. Otherwise, let this one rest in your cellar for 2-3 years. — 4 months ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
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Paul, Shay and 10 others liked this