Brewer Clifton Machado Chardonnay 2012
|Appellation||Sta. Rita Hills|
Wine EnthusiastThis esteemed winery's younger Chardonnays are all about tension and the future. This begins with slightly sour aromas of yogurt and goat cheese along with shave fennel, radish, daikon and lemongrass. The palate is power by citrusy pith, brine and nectarine peels, with just the tiniest touch of green apple ripeness. Drink 2018-2024.
Wine SpectatorBig and ripe, with a touch of apple cider to the otherwise ripe apple and citrus flavors, ending with a dash of cedar and fresh-cut flowers. Drink now through 2021. 214 cases made.
Wine AdvocateShowing the most acidity of any of the white, the 2012 Chardonnay Machado offers notions of green apple, citrus peel, mineral and hints of herbs to go with a medium-bodied, juicy, racy profile on the palate. It needs more richness, but is still a nicely put together Chardonnay to enjoy over the coming couple of years.