2010 Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Sta. Rita Hills
Drink between 2013 - 2016 (Edit)
CT90.1 55 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 36

  • jonahfactor wrote:

    September 4, 2017 - Higher in acidity than we like, this offered some nice seashell, Meyer lemon and grapefruit pith notes. Ultimately, however, it comes across as disjointed and difficult to match with food because of its tart nature and lack of fruit in mid-palate. Perhaps we held this in the cellar too long. (🍷= Pass)

  • tcbrown wrote: (91 points)

    December 22, 2016 - Lots of life left. Some acidity and lots of toasty oak and fruit.

  • jonahfactor Likes this wine:

    October 23, 2016 - Tasted alongside the 2010 B-C Mount Carmel at M's b-day dinner. Surpassed the Mt. Carmel in terms of complexity and purity. Viscous mineral notes kissed by tangerine and grapefruit rind with a seashell and sea air finish. (Side note: Like other B-C offerings we've collected over the years, comparing this with previous tasting notes shows considerable bottle variation, in spite of purchase at the same time and cellar storage since release.) Can't imagine this improving. Drink now. Delicious. (🍷🍷= Worth seeking out)

  • jonahfactor wrote:

    June 23, 2016 - Approaching OTH status. More maderized than at last tasting, and its food friendliness has left the building. More a good memory of better days than one you'd like to pop with a meal. Drink up. (🍷= Pass)

  • blaine wrote:

    May 16, 2016 - Had this at Anson in Charleston SC along with grilled flounder and hoppin john. As others have mentioned, very chablis-like...actually like a borderline OTH chablis. Drink these up

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  • Report 36: Wines of Santa Barbara, 5/1/2013 (link)

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  • 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
    4/6/2013 (link) 92 points

    (Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills) Bright light yellow color; appealing, tart lemon, ripe lemon nose; rich but poised, tart lemon, ripe lemon palate with medium acidity needs 1-2 years; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type White
  • Producer Brewer-Clifton
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Sta. Rita Hills
  • UPC Code 451120127502

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  • In Cellars 192 (38%)
  • Consumed 313 (62%)

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