- Jeb Dunnuck

"Greg Brewer of Brewer-Clifton strives to produce wines that express the essence of each particular vineyard. We are highlighting two very special Chardonnays that we just received; both have earned terrific scores and writeups. The 95 point 2017 Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills is a delicious blend comprised of 3D, Machado, Acin, and Hapgood vineyards. Jeb Dunnuck calls it ‘one of the great values out there.’ and Antonio Galloni of Vinous calls it ‘absolutely delicious.’

We also have the 96 point 2017 Brewer-Clifton 3D Vineyard which Jeb Dunnuck describes as ‘another rocking effort’. Both wines are from the exceptional 2017 vintage, Greg noted that ‘it was a return to normal’... we're finally out of the drought vintages and thankfully no fire threats or smoke issues to deal with." – Glen Knight, The Wine House

"This was another thrilling lineup from Greg Brewer, and I consistently rate these wines as some of the greatest in the Sta. Rita Hills, as well as all of Santa Barbara County. In addition to the latest releases, I was also able to taste retrospectives of his Chardonnay 3D and Pinot Noir Machado, which only reaffirmed my belief in the quality and age-worthiness of these wines. These are brilliant wines." – Jeb Dunnuck
2017 Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills
95 Points Jeb Dunnuck
93 Points Vinous
93 Points Wine Enthusiast
Winery Price: $36
Wine House: $29.99
95 Points: "One of the great values out there, the 2017 Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills offers thrilling notes of white flowers, white peach, currants, and toasted bread. This ripe, sexy wine is unquestionably at the same level as the more expensive single vineyard releases, and it will evolve for just as long. Maturity 2019 – 2034." – Jeb Dunnuck (October 2019)

93 Points: "The 2017 Chardonnay (Sta. Rita Hills) is a gorgeous appellation-level wine from Brewer-Clifton. Creamy and ample, 2017 is absolutely delicious. Tangerine, mint, lemon peel and sweet spice notes all meld together in a striking, nuanced Chardonnay that hits all the right notes. The 2017 is positively stellar. That's pretty much all there is to it. Drinking window 2019 - 2027" – Antonio Galloni, Vinous (September 2019)

93 Points: "This appellation blend carries that aromatic hallmark of this winery's Chardonnays, with a streak of walnut oil that decorates the marmalade and toast tones. The palate is bright in acidity, giving energy to the flavors of walnut paste, dried orange peel and sun-dried honeysuckle." – Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast (September 2019)
2017 Brewer Clifton 3-D Vineyard Chardonnay
96 Points Jeb Dunnuck
95 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
94 Points Vinous
94 Points Wine Spectator
Winery Price: $65
Wine House: $54.99
96 Points: "One of the larger production single vineyards as well as the only one to go out to distribution, the 2017 Chardonnay 3D comes from a more easterly site that was planted in 2007. It's a richer Chardonnay and offers an ethereal, gorgeously pure bouquet of caramelized citrus, white flowers, pineapple, honeysuckle, and toasted bread. Beautifully layered, seamless, and polished, with medium to full-bodied richness, it's another rocking effort. Maturity 2019 – 2034." – Jeb Dunnuck (October 2019)

95 Points: "The 2017 Chardonnay 3D has a wonderfully open nose of honey-drizzled hazelnut, sweet hay, warm peach and nectarine with white blossoms, a hint of chamomile, red apple skin and a strong line of crushed rock minerality. It's medium to full-bodied and juicy with tons of ripe, honeyed fruits that segue back to lime skin and crushed stone on the very long, energetic finish. Drink dates 2020 – 2030." – Erin Brooks, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (September 2019)

94 Points: "The 2017 Chardonnay 3D is the most overt and tropical of the four wines in the range, the 3-D will appeal most to readers who enjoy richer, more flamboyant wines. Tangerine, hazelnut, smoke, pineapple, and buttery notes are front and center in this decidedly exotic, viscous Chardonnay. Drinking window 2019 - 2027" – Antonio Galloni, Vinous (September 2019)

94 Points: "Sleek, with powerful minerality to the pure-tasting flavors of pear tart, apple pastry and peach. Rich lemon curd accents fill in midpalate and linger on the spicy and well-framed finish. Drink now through 2025." – Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator (December 2019)


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