Brewer-Clifton

Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay

8.937 ratings
9.08 pro ratings
Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of several viineyards, aromas of fruit and toasty creamy oak spice. On the palate pear, apple and hints of peach with citrus notes and nice round oaky honey tones. Medium+ finish ending with a creamy mineral edge. Nice!

A blend of several viineyards, aromas of fruit and toasty creamy oak spice. On the palate pear, apple and hints of peach with citrus notes and nice round oaky honey tones. Medium+ finish ending with a creamy mineral edge. Nice!

Apr 3rd, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2015 Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay is a beautifully made and ageworthy wine sourced from the Machado, 3D and Acin Vineyards. This has a highly perfumed nose with wild mushroom, Golden Delicious apple and ripe pear. Dense and delicious, this wine has flavors of banana, roasted pineapple and suggestions of white tea with gooseberry accents. The weight and texture of this Chardonnay is absolutely gorgeous as this is a stunning effort by the talented hands of Greg Brewer. Drink 2019-2027- 93

The 2015 Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay is a beautifully made and ageworthy wine sourced from the Machado, 3D and Acin Vineyards. This has a highly perfumed nose with wild mushroom, Golden Delicious apple and ripe pear. Dense and delicious, this wine has flavors of banana, roasted pineapple and suggestions of white tea with gooseberry accents. The weight and texture of this Chardonnay is absolutely gorgeous as this is a stunning effort by the talented hands of Greg Brewer. Drink 2019-2027- 93

Feb 14th, 2019
Mark Eastom

Chardonnay. Baked apple, lees contact, subtle barrel character and nice acid.

Chardonnay. Baked apple, lees contact, subtle barrel character and nice acid.

Dec 25th, 2018
WineMascot

clean, well balanced good typical fruit but I would have liked a little more acid

clean, well balanced good typical fruit but I would have liked a little more acid

Jul 27th, 2017
David L

15' Brewer- Clifton Sta . Rita Hills Chardonnay. 😕 at- Takami Los Angeles,CA.

15' Brewer- Clifton Sta . Rita Hills Chardonnay. 😕 at- Takami Los Angeles,CA.

Jun 22nd, 2017
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Nov 13th, 2018
Charlie Tapp

Pineapple and lemon oil.

Pineapple and lemon oil.

Jun 1st, 2020
Sean Grullon

Rich, but with enough acid to balance. Baked apple notes with decent minerality. I prefer my chardonnays less aggressively Oaked, but it’s well-made for the style.

Rich, but with enough acid to balance. Baked apple notes with decent minerality. I prefer my chardonnays less aggressively Oaked, but it’s well-made for the style.

Feb 9th, 2020
Adam Shaylor

Big and beautiful. I’m not usually a fan of California wines, but this is something special. Must be mostly steel or neutral oak—just enough to balance everything else.

Big and beautiful. I’m not usually a fan of California wines, but this is something special. Must be mostly steel or neutral oak—just enough to balance everything else.

Dec 2nd, 2019
Charlie Tapp

Tropical fruit, green apple and golden raisin.

Tropical fruit, green apple and golden raisin.

Oct 27th, 2019