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2010 Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Mount Carmel
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Community Tasting Notes 44
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?1 person found this helpful Comments (2)
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.
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.2 people found this helpful Comments (2)
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.
MattMauldin Likes this wine: (92 points)
July 12, 2014 - Bright gold color. Aromas of hazelnut, gunflint, oyster shell, lemon zest and dried white flowers. Zesty mineral-tinged lime and lemon zest on the palate, bright and well textured. Nuanced notes of earth and spice emerge through the mid-palate. Nice complexity. Full fruit notes on the finish. Very Chablis-esque. I really like the BC wines when they're a touch lighter in alcohol, as the 2010 Chardonnays seem to be. Excellent.
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, 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 (1%)
- In Cellars 380 (65%)
- Consumed 200 (34%)