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2005 Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Sweeney Canyon

  • 94 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 89 IWC
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SKU: 77330-2005-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    ($56) Yellow-gold. Spicy apple and pear aromas are brightened by mint and anise, with a ripe, buttery quality emerging with air. Fleshy and round, with deep honeyed pear and brioche flavors. Turns warm on the finish (this is 16.4% alcohol) but doesn't lose shape. Leaves behind a trace of pungent tarragon, and a lightly bitter pear skin quality. I'd drink this on the young side, and with a decent chill.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: November/December 2007
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    A Batard-Montrachet look-alike is the 2005 Chardonnay Sweeney Canyon. This full-bodied, powerful white boasts an amazing liqueur of minerals intermixed with bees' wax, honeysuckle, marmalade, and lemon butter. With an attractive citrus/orange rind character, and a full-bodied, layered, super-duper mouthfeel as well as richness, it is a stunning Chardonnay to consume over the next 6-10 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Fragrant and complex, with floral aromas of lemon, pebble, citrus and green apple that are delivered on a beam. Tightly wound and sharply focused, this is long and persistent on the finish, with excellent acidity.
    Author: James Laube
  • Anonymous | Rating: 94

    Author: cochrane78
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Victor
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Nose has hints of stones, honey, and slight vanilla or light toast. Strong taste of honey, butter (?), and citrus. Really big mouthfeel. Almost too rich but stops just short.
    Author: TMac
Brewer-Clifton produces vineyard designated Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Santa Rita Hills appellation in Santa Barbara. Greg Brewer and Steve Clifton started the winery in the early 1990s with the aim to capture the vineyards' essence in the bottle. The Santa Rita Hills' long growing seasons and diversity of marine-based soils give the wines great purity and precision. Steve also has his own label called Palmina that focuses on Italian varieties. Greg Brewer also has his own Diatom label and is the winemaker at Melville Winery.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 200 bottles owned
  • 57 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 57 collectors)