2008 Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Sweeney Canyon
Chardonnay - 750ML

  • WA 97
  • IWC 91

Reg: $99.94

$75.94

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Reg: $99.94

$75.94

This product is
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WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2013
The 2008 continues the trend of rating all the older Sweeney Canyon Chardonnays higher than I did early in their lives. That’s an indication of great winemaking from a spectacular site. The age old argument of whether a... The 2008 continues the trend of rating all the older Sweeney Canyon Chardonnays higher than I did early in their lives. That’s an indication of great winemaking from a spectacular site. The age old argument of whether a Chardonnay improves in the bottle is answered positively by how the wines in this vertical have performed. The 2008 Chardonnay displays a French style with lots of white corn, white peach, honeysuckle, wet rock and spice characteristics. Tropical fruit notes appear on the palate, and there is enough acidity to support and delineate the wine’s superb richness. The alcohol came in at 15.3%, relatively modest by Brewer-Clifton standards. The 2008 should drink well for at least 8-10 more years. - Robert Parker
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, December 2009
Yellow-gold. Exotically perfumed bouquet displays scents of sweet butter melon smoky lees and iodine. Open-knit melon and pit fruit flavors are given spine by gentle acidity and complemented by notes of buttered toast and... Yellow-gold. Exotically perfumed bouquet displays scents of sweet butter melon smoky lees and iodine. Open-knit melon and pit fruit flavors are given spine by gentle acidity and complemented by notes of buttered toast and minerals. This plump weighty and powerful wine is ready to drink. 91 points
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Appellation Santa Barbara
Sub-appellation Santa Ynez Valley
Vintage 2008