Diatom "Machado" Chardonnay 2016 April 14, 2017

DIATOM "Machado" Chardonnay 2016

(Sta. Rita Hills, California) $42

I love it when wines made near the cold Pacific Ocean taste like it. Diatom is a great example. Indeed diatoms are marine fossils. Fantastically minerally and pure, the wine is one gigantic wave of fresh lemonness waiting to engulf you. This is one of four Diatom chardonnays made by the well-known winemaker Greg Brewer, who also makes chardonnay and pinot noir under the Brewer-Clifton label. Greg says that he is motivated by a reverence for raw materials, precision, negative space, and restraint. For California chardonnay, it’s a magical, delicious (and rare) combination. (14.5% abv)

92 points KM

Available at Brewer-Clifton

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