2010 Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Mount Carmel


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Sta. Rita Hills
Drink between 2013 - 2017 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 63

  • Verb Likes this wine: (90 points)

    November 14, 2017 - gold-green - citrus nose of lemon, lime and stone fruit - very light oak - medium bodied mouth with peach and mineral flavors - agree with other notes that it is more Chablis-like than California, but the abundant fruit character gives its origin away - nice long finish that persists for 30 seconds - this may not be to everyone's liking, but it will pair with some foods very nicely (complemented Thai basil chicken and eggplant very well tonight) - given the acidity and balance, this will keep for another 5 years easily, and hopefully will evolve additional complex aromas and flavors

  • Hammar Likes this wine: (91 points)

    September 23, 2017 - so much better, who knew it needed 7 years of age.

  • td1836 Likes this wine: (90 points)

    September 4, 2017 - Consistent with prior notes. Bright, zesty lemon, clean steely taste. Has some Chablis characteristics I think.

  • 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.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    California's Central Coast: Better than Ever (Aug 2012) (link)

    (Brewer-clifton Chardonnay Mount Carmel Sta. Rita Hills) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2011, IWC Issue #159 (link)

    (Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Mount Carmel Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills) Subscribe to see review text.


  • 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 (0%)
  • In Cellars 213 (34%)
  • Consumed 412 (66%)

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