2021 Diatom Bar-M Chardonnay

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Diatom |Santa Barbara |Chardonnay
Wine Enthusiast named Greg Brewer the 2020 Winemaker of the Year, and it's easy to see why with this standout, 98-point Chardonnay.

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Wine Enthusiast named Greg Brewer the 2020 Winemaker of the Year, and it's easy to see why with this standout, 98-point Chardonnay. 

The 2021 Diatom Bar-M Chardonnay by Greg Brewer is a masterclass in purity and precision, showcasing Chardonnay in its most unadulterated form. Crafted from the Bar-M Vineyard in Santa Barbara County, this wine exemplifies Brewer's philosophy of subtraction and refinement, aiming to capture the true essence of place with minimal interference.

Fermented at very low temperatures in small stainless-steel tanks and aged in old French oak puncheons, the 2021 Diatom Bar-M Chardonnay is a dynamic and elegant expression of the variety, reflecting the unique terroir of Santa Barbara County while maintaining a focus on precision and clarity. 

The nose is vibrant and inviting, with aromas of ripe Meyer lemon, tangerine, honeysuckle, and exotic white flowers. On the palate, it’s medium-bodied and juicy, offering a lively array of flavors that include poached pears, quince, lemongrass, and a touch of honeycomb. The wine balances generous fruit and a subtle textural grip with bright, refreshing acidity, leading to a long, flavorful finish.

The 2021 Diatom Bar-M Chardonnay is perfect for immediate enjoyment but also promises to evolve beautifully with age. It’s a pure, elegant wine that embodies the transparency and purpose of Greg Brewer’s winemaking philosophy.

98 points
"The Diatom 2021 Chardonnay has inviting poached pears, quince and lemongrass aromas with touches of baker's yeast, honeycomb and acacia. The medium-bodied palate balances generous, exotic fruits and a touch of textural grip with bright waves of acidity, finishing long and flavorful. This Chardonnay is dynamic and so delicious!"
- Erin Brooks (The Wine Advocate)

Fermentation at very low temperatures in small stainless-steel tanks, coupled with inhibited malo-lactic and short hose transit ensure precision and focus.
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.

98 points - "The Diatom 2021 Chardonnay has inviting poached pears, quince and lemongrass aromas with touches of baker's yeast, honeycomb and acacia. The medium-bodied palate balances generous, exotic fruits and a touch of textural grip with bright waves of acidity, finishing long and flavorful. This Chardonnay is dynamic and so delicious!" - Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate)

94 points - "The Diatom 2021 Chardonnay (Santa Barbara County) is another home run from Greg Brewer. Stunning in its depth and overall intensity, the 2021 is bright and mineral, with plenty of citrus and floral character, but also a good amount of textural depth to keep things in balance. Time in the glass brings out the wine's layers and overall pedigree. As always, the style here favors cold fermentation, no malolactic fermentation and very short aging in steel prior to bottling. In 2021, all of the fruit is from Los Alamos. Best of all, the 2021 is a fabulous value." - Vinous

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