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2018 Brewer-Clifton Hapgood Chardonnay

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Latest Sale Price

October 17, 2021 - $52

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RATINGS

96Jeb Dunnuck

...gives up lots of buttered stone fruits, toasted hazelnuts, white flowers, and brioche aromas and flavors. More medium-bodied, concentrated, and nicely focused on the palate...beautifully complete, classic Santa Barbara Chardonnay that does everything right.

93Vinous / IWC

...elegant, lifted and classy to the core. Freshly cut flowers, bright citrus, chamomile and hints of apricot... weightless feel and translucent personality.

92+ The Wine Advocate

...soft notions of citrus blossoms, white peaches, salted almonds and spring honey on the nose. In the mouth, it's medium-bodied with bright, mineral and citrus-laced fruits, and it finishes long, bright and uplifted.

92Wine Enthusiast

...tinge of melon peel meets with ash and Brie-rind aromas on the nose...firm grip to the sip, where engaging flavors of honeydew and green plum ride zesty acidity into the finish.

REGION

United States, California, South Coast, Santa Barbara County, Santa Rita Hills

Santa Rita Hills AVA in northern Santa Barbara County was granted appellation status in 2001. Located between the towns of Lompoc and Buellton, it has a total area of 30,720 acres with 2,700 vineyard acres. The area is considered a cool climate for vineyards, so vineyards are most often planted with the cool-weather grapes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The hills in the western part of this appellation are directly exposed to the Pacific Ocean, meaning that maritime winds and fog make the western edge of the Santa Rita Hills AVA particularly cool. The Sanford & Benedict Vineyard planted in 1971 was the first vineyard in the district and is still considered one of the best.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.