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2010 Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Mount Carmel
- Central Coast
- Sta. Rita Hills
Community Tasting Notes 60
jonahfactor Likes this wine:
October 23, 2016 - Paired alongside of the 2010 B-C Santa Rita Hills Chard for M's b-day dinner. Another example of what we've found to be extreme bottle variation in certain Brewer Clifton offerings. Previous tasting notes lament how dead the wines in those bottles were. This bottle was pristine, even though all were purchased at the same time and cellar stored since purchase. Lively and zesty, this was perfect with a pasta/smoked mozzarella dinner. Just the right acidity. Lemon zest, brookstones, and peach pit on the palate. The Santa Rita Hills was the table favorite. But this was darn tasty. Drink now. (🍷🍷= Worth Seeking Out)
td1836 wrote: (89 points)
February 18, 2016 - Bright lemon flavors, acidic, low oak (I would have believed it was steel fermented). Good, but nothing too exciting.
Hammar Likes this wine: (89 points)
January 17, 2016 - Seems as though I got a good one. Fingers crossed on the next bottle.
December 30, 2015 - Underwhelming. Served as the opener to our annual lobsterfest dinner, this could only be described as "pleasant." No elements stood out. Thought initially that it needed some air. However, even two hours in the glass didn't open things up. Have found BC wines to have higher than normal bottle variation over the years, sometimes even tasting like different wines. Perhaps that's the case here.
Nojomoschwa wrote: flawed
December 25, 2015 - After having a flawed bottle a while back, the winery went above and beyond to send me a second bottle at no cost to me. I was very impressed. I will have to say, thought, that in my view this bottle was also flawed, even though my wife and guests on Xmas didn't necessarily think so. I can't put my finger on what it is exactly, so perhaps I just do not like the wine, but the fruit quality seem compromised somehow (something a bit sour), and I cannot recommend it base don the two bottles I've tried, the second being stored directly at the estate and sent to me. I am very sorry as I had wanted to try one of their wines for a long time.
Pro Reviews 3
By Antonio Galloni
California's Central Coast: Better than Ever (Aug 2012) (link)
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By Josh Raynolds
November/December 2011, IWC 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
- 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
- Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
- In Cellars 242 (39%)
- Consumed 377 (61%)
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