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2017 Brewer-Clifton Machado Chardonnay

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April 2, 2023 - $46



95Vinous / IWC

Lemon confit, almond, dried pear and mint add shades of complexity to this super-expressive, layered Chardonnay.

95Jeb Dunnuck

...medium to full-bodied, rich, seamless effort that has lots of minerality as well as notes of caramelized peach, apple tart, brioche, and honeysuckle.

94Wine Enthusiast

Aromas of chamomile, lemon blossom and sweet lime peel meet with an underlying hint of walnut oil and sour cream on the nose of this bottling by Greg Brewer. The palate's compelling texture is simultaneously oily and chalky, with expertly integrated acidity carrying flavors of peach extract and labneh.

93The Wine Advocate

...scents of red apple skin, hay, crushed stone, warm peaches and apricots plus hints of citrus blossom and hazelnut. It's light to medium-bodied, mineral and precise on entry, fleshing out to ripe, honeyed stone fruits balanced by juicy acidity and finishing long.


United States, California, Central 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.


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.