As Brewer-Clifton will no longer be producing a vineyard specific Chardonnay from Machado (2014 is the last), I thought this could be a great opportunity for Diatom. With 2.5 acres of planted Chardonnay at this vineyard site there is plenty of opportunity for growth. A Wente selection with budwood sourced from the historic Sweeney Canyon vineyard. This wine come from a very sandy section in the northwest corner of that parcel.
90pts. Wine Spectator
“Pear, apple peel, lots of citrus rind and a touch of salty sea breeze all emerge from this medium bodied, lively and perfectly balanced Chardonnay that has bright acidity yet plenty of fruit.”
Jeb Dunnuck – 93 pts