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Diatom Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2020

Chardonnay from Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California
AG 96
WE 95
JD 93
WA 92
14.5% ABV
Item # 340990

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96 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$30 list] The 2020 Chardonnay (Santa Barbara County) is outrageously beautiful. In fact, it is one of the very finest wines I have ever tasted from Greg Brewer. Rich and textured in the glass, with plenty of bright acids, the 2020 is wonderfully alive. Greg Brewer has done a tremendous job in crafting a Chardonnay that is both texturally deep and intense. In 2020, facing a lack of visibility in the market because of COVID-19, Brewer-Clifton bottled just a fraction of their appellation Chardonnay, freeing up a number of top sites that Greg Brewer was able to access for Diatom. The 2020 is simply magnificent. Drink: 2022-2029. (Oct 2021)"

95 points/'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: "[$30 list] Fresh melon, Key lime and celery aromas make for a unique and refreshing nose in this tantalizing wine by Greg Brewer. The wine zips across the palate with vibrant, titillating acidity, carrying flavors of sea shell, light herb and zesty citrus into the relentlessly grippy finish. Alcohol 14.5%. (Oct 2021)"

93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "[$30 list] The 2020 Chardonnay Santa Barbara County comes from the talented Greg Brewer, and it's been an incredible value in every vintage I've been lucky enough to taste. Revealing a medium to lighter gold hue, it's medium-bodied and juicy, with a lively, up-front nose of ripe Meyer lemon, tangerine, honeysuckle, and exotic white flowers. This pure, elegant Chardonnay brings beautiful fruit and texture, has plenty of acidity, and a great finish. (8/26/21)"

92 points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "Flinty to begin, the 2020 Chardonnay takes some time to reveal baked peaches and quince with honey-nut undertones. The palate offers incredible texture and saline-like mineral character, with soft white-flower perfume on the refreshing finish. Drink: 2022-2032. (Mar 2022)"
96 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$30 list] The 2020 Chardonnay (Santa Barbara County) is outrageously beautiful. In fact, it is one of the very finest wines I have ever tasted from Greg Brewer. Rich and textured in the glass, with plenty of bright acids, the 2020 is wonderfully alive. Greg Brewer has done a tremendous job in crafting a Chardonnay that is both texturally deep and intense. In 2020, facing a lack of visibility in the market because of COVID-19, Brewer-Clifton bottled just a fraction of their appellation Chardonnay, freeing up a number of top sites that Greg Brewer was able to access for Diatom. The 2020 is simply magnificent. Drink: 2022-2029. (Oct 2021)"

95 points/'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: "[$30 list] Fresh melon, Key lime and celery aromas make for a unique and refreshing nose in this tantalizing wine by Greg Brewer. The wine zips across the palate with vibrant, titillating acidity, carrying flavors of sea shell, light herb and zesty citrus into the relentlessly grippy finish. Alcohol 14.5%. (Oct 2021)"

93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "[$30 list] The 2020 Chardonnay Santa Barbara County comes from the talented Greg Brewer, and it's been an incredible value in every vintage I've been lucky enough to taste. Revealing a medium to lighter gold hue, it's medium-bodied and juicy, with a lively, up-front nose of ripe Meyer lemon, tangerine, honeysuckle, and exotic white flowers. This pure, elegant Chardonnay brings beautiful fruit and texture, has plenty of acidity, and a great finish. (8/26/21)"

92 points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "Flinty to begin, the 2020 Chardonnay takes some time to reveal baked peaches and quince with honey-nut undertones. The palate offers incredible texture and saline-like mineral character, with soft white-flower perfume on the refreshing finish. Drink: 2022-2032. (Mar 2022)"
Product SKU 340990
Producer Diatom
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Central Coast
Appellation Santa Barbara County
Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2020
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 14.5%
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