Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay 3D 2021
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The Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay 3D vineyard 2021 is a sublime expression of Chardonnay from the sandy 10-acre 3D vineyard, meticulously crafted by renowned winemaker Greg Brewer. Embracing a minimalist approach, this wine is a testament to the pure essence of the Chardonnay grape.
In the glass, the wine showcases a pale straw color, hinting at its vibrant character. As you bring the glass to your nose, delightful aromas of Meyer lemon and tangerine skin dance playfully, accompanied by subtle notes of cover crop, adding an intriguing herbal nuance.
The first sip envelops your palate with baked citrus flavors, accentuated by the zesty essence of key lime. There is a pleasing density to the wine, offering a rich and rounded texture that leaves a lasting impression. The taste experience is enhanced by a gentle hint of sea salt, providing a delightful savory element that complements the fruit-driven profile.
This Chardonnay exhibits impeccable balance, where the winery’s approach of not promoting or prohibiting malolactic fermentation shines through. The wine remains bright and elegant, showcasing the pure expression of the terroir and the harmonious blend of five clones (4, 76, Hyde, Mount Eden, and Wente) planted in the 3D vineyard.
Earning an impressive 93 points from Wine Spectator, this vintage showcases terrific intensity and density, with mango, peach, and citrus flavors taking center stage. Bright hard lemon candy notes add a delightful sweetness, while peppery white flower and lime sherbet elements add depth and complexity. The finish is a symphony of fresh-clipped herbs and green tea, leaving a refreshing and lingering aftertaste.
The Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay 3D vineyard 2021 is a true masterpiece, revealing the purity and excellence that can be achieved when expert craftsmanship meets exceptional terroir. Enjoy this wine now to experience its full glory, as it promises to be an unforgettable and delightful journey through the world of premium Chardonnays. Only 666 cases were produced, making this a rare and coveted gem for any wine enthusiast.