2020 Brewer Clifton Chardonnay 3D
The 2020 Chardonnay 3D is another mineral-laced effort, yet it's slightly richer and broader than the Machado. Brioche, toasted spices, honeyed stone fruits, and orange liqueur notes give way to a medium to full-bodied, powerful, concentrated Chardonnay that has bright acidity, beautiful mid-palate depth, and great acidity. It shows an incredible sense of salinity and minerality on the finish and is another awesome wine from Greg Brewer that will drink well for 10-15 years from cold cellars.
Enough can’t be said about the quality that’s consistently delivered by Greg Brewer’s Brewer-Clifton releases. As always, these wines are basically harvested all at the same time (by vineyard) and are not destemmed, with the aging occurring all in old barrels. The goal here is to show the difference between the vineyards, and I think he succeeds admirably.