Diatom Chardonnay Santos Road 2016

2016 Diatom Santos Road Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay by Brewer Clifton.

95 Points, Jeb Dunnuck. "A larger scaled effort is the 2016 Chardonnay Santos Road. Buttered pineapple, citrus blossom, honeydew melon and hints of almonds all flow to a full-bodied, layered, multi-dimensional 2016 that loaded with character. It’s not a lean, racy Chardonnay that’s going to need time to drink well, but it’s going to surprise you with its longevity as well."

91 Points, Wine Enthusiast. "Greg Brewer goes for full restraint on this bottling, which offers extremely tight aromas of citrus and wet rocks, only barely revealing that it's a Chardonnay. The flavors are similarly restrained, with lemongrass and guava barely peeking out. Yet the texture is sublime and tightly wound, lifted by a fresh acidity." -MK

From the winery: This is a mono clone (Hyde) bottling from 3D Vineyard. To avoid confusion with the Brewer-Clifton 3D Chardonnay, this wine was named for the Santos Road along which 3D Vineyard is located and for the Santos Family, who was a long established farming family from the Lompoc area. As we only have about 1.5 acres here, the production of this wine will always be somewhat limited. This is one of the real standout wines of the 2016 vintage and historically this block has been very high performing.

750mL. 15.0% Alc. by Vol.


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