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2009 Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Gnesa

  • Chardonnay
  • 750ML
  • ST93
  • WA92
  • AS

Reviews

ST93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, December 2010
Vivid yellow. Musky aromas of casaba melon, lime pith and ginger, with slow-building smokiness. Sappy, dense and stony; at once opulent and tightly focused, with lovely mineral lift contributing energy to its deep melon... Vivid yellow. Musky aromas of casaba melon, lime pith and ginger, with slow-building smokiness. Sappy, dense and stony; at once opulent and tightly focused, with lovely mineral lift contributing energy to its deep melon and orchard fruit flavors. The minerality drives a long, sappy, powerful finish. Hold off on opening this one. -Josh Raynolds
WA92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2011
The 2009 Chardonnay Gnesa is striking for its transparency and crystalline purity. Not surprisingly the Gnesa emerges from a north facing plot. This isn't the most complex Chardonnay at Brewer-Clifton, but it is among... The 2009 Chardonnay Gnesa is striking for its transparency and crystalline purity. Not surprisingly the Gnesa emerges from a north facing plot. This isn't the most complex Chardonnay at Brewer-Clifton, but it is among the most refined. It will appeal most to readers who appreciate a restrained style of California Chardonnay. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2018. <br><br> No one has done more to carry the banner for the Santa Rita Hills than Greg Brewer and Steve Clifton. Both together at Brewer-Clifton and separately in their other projects, Brewer and Clifton consistently deliver delicious wines that are also deeply thought provoking with regards to the potential these vineyard sites hold. The Pinots in particular are compelling. The 2009 Pinots saw a seven day cold soak and fermentations that lasted a total of 35-40 days, with 100% stems. -AG
AS
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, December 2010
Beautiful golden straw color in the glass. The wine features an enticingly full nose with aromas of tropical fruit and melon with a touch of toasty oak adding complexity. Excellent balance on the palate, the fruit is... Beautiful golden straw color in the glass. The wine features an enticingly full nose with aromas of tropical fruit and melon with a touch of toasty oak adding complexity. Excellent balance on the palate, the fruit is prominent but the wine stays vibrant with lively acidity and just the right amount of minerality. The finish is long without being cloying. This is drinking beautifully in its youth and should continue to improve for the next 4-6 years.

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