2010 Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Mount Carmel


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Community Tasting Notes 45

  • Nojomoschwa wrote: flawed

    October 9, 2014 - N/A - faulty bottle. Sealed with DIAM cork, so not corked, but definitely something funky and not nice with this bottle. Shame as it was my only one.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • mazik Likes this wine: (91 points)

    August 23, 2014 - Lovely wine, my tasting note from March stands. But will somebody explain how to get that effing capsule off?

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  • vinophobic Likes this wine: (90 points)

    August 16, 2014 - Second BC '10 chard. As with the last bottle, I believe this needs to age longer due to racing acidity. Currently drinks like it was just bottled. Nonetheless, there's a lot to like and the acidity worked perfectly for our Thai chicken basil dinner.

    Update: After two further days in the wine fridge with a stopper the acidity has decreased a bit, letting some lemon, tart green apple, and under-ripe peach notes shine a wee-bit more. Again, I think this will be excellent with a couple more years. It has the acidity, minerality, and viscosity to last a handful plus of years.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • JimmyGillingham Likes this wine: (90 points)

    August 1, 2014 - I really enjoyed this wine. The color was a little bit darker than I was expecting. I had brought it as a bottle to a BYOB and actually worried for a second whether there may have been oxidation issues. But, there were none. Just a little bit of a darker young wine.

    Great nose of stone fruits. Some honeysuckle and a touch of oak. Not sure how much oak it sees. Although present, it is not distracting. On the palate you get some minerality and what I think of as salinity. The mineral notes are accompanied by citrus, stone fruits, and a touch of apple.

    Really nice bottle at a good price when can find it on sale. Now, someone just needs to come up with a way to get the wax capsule off easier. I felt really bad for the waiter who fumbled with it at the table. Next time, I am definitely getting the wax off before leaving the house.

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  • dky Likes this wine: (90 points)

    July 27, 2014 - very chablis like. faint hint of smokiness (oak) on the nose along with citrus. citrus and stone fruit, mineral, briny characteristics on the palate.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Antonio Galloni
    California's Central Coast: Better than Ever (Aug 2012) (link)

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    November/December 2011, Issue #159 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/9/2014 (link) 88 points

    (Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Mount Carmel) Light medium yellow color; baked pear, light caramel, tart pear, reduction nose; concentrated, very tart lemon, reduction, mineral palate; medium-plus finish (13.3% alcohol) 88+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type White
  • Producer Brewer-Clifton
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Mount Carmel
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Sta. Rita Hills

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
  • In Cellars 376 (63%)
  • Consumed 215 (36%)

Food Pairing

roasted salmon

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  18 votes