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Diatom 2022 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay

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Wine Greg Brewer is one of California's most respected Chardonnay and Pinot Noir producers (he was Wine Enthusiast's Winemaker of the year for 2020). His Brewer-Clifton label has been a darling of critics and wine lovers everywhere since it was first released in 1996. In 2005 he created Diatom where he seeks to capture and express the beauty of Chardonnay in its most pure and unadulterated state. Diatom is named for diatomaceous earth, which is a plankton fossil found in the oceanic landscape of Santa Barbara County. The wines are made without any malolactic fermentation or oak barrel influences and made in the classic style of early Napa Valley style of the 1970's and 1980's of wineries like Cakebread, Chateau Montelena, Stony Hill, Shafer, Far Niente, Stag’s Leap... the wines won the 1976 Judgment of Paris Tasting and that helped make Napa famous around the world.

Winemaker Notes

The 2022 diatom Santa Barbara Chardonnay offers aroma of lemon, citrus blossom and wet sand. Flavors of saline and white peach on the palate. A precise, balanced wine.

Critical Acclaim
WS 92
Wine Spectator
Offers grilled pineapple, white peach and lemon blossom notes that are robust and effortless on a sleek, juicy frame, with fresh-cut green apple, tarragon and sea spray emerging on the mouthwatering finish.