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Brewer Clifton Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2021 750ml
SKU: 26039

Brewer Clifton Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2021

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Category White Wine
Origin California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills
Brand Brewer Clifton
Alcohol/vol 14%
A bouquet of lemon, kiwi, orange blossom, and sweet basil. On the palate, jasmine, lime, ginger, and mineral.
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd96

Ripe orchard fruits, buttered lemon, crushed stone, and salty, marine-influence notes all emerge from the 2021 Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills, a concentrated, medium to full-bodied Chardonnay with a liquid rock-like sense of minerality, beautiful mid-palate density, and a great finish. You should never underestimate these appellation releases from Greg Brewer. This is an insane value in top Chardonnay from California.

August 30, 2023
Wine Spectator
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There's terrific focus and intensity to the bright citrus flavors at the core of this white, with yuzu, ruby grapefruit, Meyer lemon and lime zest notes, plus plenty of salty, minerally accents that add a mouthwatering minerality, followed by hints of lemon basil that linger on the finish. Drink now. 5,600 cases made.

MaryAnn Worobiec, July 31, 2023
Wine Advocate
  • wa92

The 2021 Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills opens with lots of flinty, matchstick tones over a core of spicy white peach and citrus blossoms. The light-bodied palate balances juicy acidity with a touch of textural grip. It has youthfully toasty, beeswax-laced fruit and a long, flinty finish. It will benefit from some time in a decanter.

Erin Brooks, December 29, 2023
  • v92

The 2021 Chardonnay (Sta. Rita Hills) is a fabulous introduction to this range and the year. Citrus peel, white flowers, mint and chalk all grace this delicate, understated Chardonnay. The appellation Chardonnay is terrific in 2021.

Antonio Galloni, July 2023
Wine Enthusiast
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Citrusy tonic aromas meet with a light wood spice on the nose of this bottling. The palate brightens with lemon rind and balm flavors, as Mandarin orange pith and a zippy acidity pushes long into the finish.

Matt Kettmann, October 1, 2023