2013 Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay 3D
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale: $49.94 (was: $59.94)
The 2013 from Brewer Clifton 3D Chardonnay is everything you could want in a California Chardonnay: balance, richness, structure, you name it…It deftly melds the quintessential ripe flavors from Santa Barbara with the bright acidity from the Pacific's refreshing influence and it’s available today at the best price around.
Co-founder Greg Brewer helped to define the Santa Rita Hills AVA back in the 90’s and he has devoted his entire career to the area, which today is helping to redefine the modern California wine style. We’ve been major fans of them for many years and have always been taken with their skill at crafting singular wines that bridge the gap between Burgundy and California. This 2013 effort falls right in line with the house style and is a sure-fire winner for the price.
Working with Southern California’s best cool-climate sites, Brewer Clifton crafts 100% of their wines from estate fruit and have spent two decades turning the Santa Rita Hills into one of California’s greatest region for Burgundian varietals. Along the way they’ve nabbed high praise from Parker for having “admirably exploited the extraordinary potential that exists in selected micro-climates in Santa Barbara county.”
With over 100 wines rated 90+ points from the Wine Advocate, Brewer Clifton has firmly established a brilliant track record for quality and they’ve solidified their reputation as “a benchmark estate in the Santa Rita Hills,” per the Wine Advocate. This effort is "another fantastic Chardonnay" for this consistently excellent producer, but we've got just a few cases here so don't miss out! Cheers!