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2009 Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2010

($36) Bright gold. Bright aromas of peach, lemon and chalky minerals. Concentrated, tactile and dense, with a sappy, mineral quality to its pit fruit, citrus and spice flavors. The minerality gains power with air and carries through a bright, precise and very long finish.

92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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by Romash13775331
Amazing! Cakebread move over!
great chardonnay
by dianej
Lemon notes in the nose, crisp but balanced on the palate with excellent minerality complementing the lemon creme and pear core. An excellent choice for those who don't go for the big tropical fruit-bombs. Elegant and versatile.
ah, youth.
by Bengfort13589546
closed in at first, then, 24 hours later, wow and double wow. such balance, finesse, delineation--delicious.

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The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed...
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