Brewer-Clifton embodies site
diatom wines are the result of no interference
Ex Post Facto represents Greg’s muse
The wines contained in this special collection encompass the benchmarks of Greg Brewer’s work.
2015 Brewer-Clifton Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay ($36)
With the goal of expressing a comprehensive expression of the appellation, we selected three unique vineyard sites to create this Sta. Rita Hills bottling. This blend is comprised of 3D, Machado and Hapgood vineyards. While each lot is handled separately and in a completely uniform fashion in the winery, each contributes vastly different expressions which ultimately harmonize in the finished wine.
AROMA – Lemon, Kiwi, Orange Blossom, Sweet Basil
FLAVOR – Jasmine, Lime, Ginger, Mineral
TEXTURE – Peel, Orange Zest, Fresh Sea Salt
95 pts – Jebdunnuck.com, JD Aug 2017
92 pts – Wine Spectator, KM June 2017
2015 Brewer-Clifton Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir ($40)
This bottling is comprised of 100% estate pinot noir from three vineyards within the AVA. 3D, Machado and Hapgood all contribute to the wine which exhibits a drive, richness and pedigree expressive of our special growing area coupled with the purity of fruit and firm structure which have been the trademark of Brewer – Clifton.
AROMA – Pomegranate, White Tea, Raspberry
FLAVOR – Dried Fig, White Truffle, Ripe Cherry
TEXTURE – Rooibos Tea, Savory
92 pts – Jebdunnuck.com, JD Aug 2017
91 pts – Wine Spectator, KM June 2017
2018 diatom Katherine’s Vineyard Chardonnay ($36)
Katherine’s is sourced from the north-west corner of Cambria’s Santa Maria Estate vineyard influenced by the cool maritime climate provided by the Pacific Ocean. This block is highlighted by forty-eight-year-old, self-rooted vines planted in gravelly loam soils.
AROMA – Citrus Blossom, Mineral
FLAVOR – Green Apple, Lime
TEXTURE – Saline, Precise
95 pts – JebDunnuck.com, JD Oct 2019
94 pts – Wine Advocate, EB Sept 2019
94 pts – Vinous, AG Sept 2019
2018 Ex Post Facto Syrah ($36)
A new project from Winemaker, Greg Brewer, Ex Post Facto breaks away from Greg’s Burgundian roots at Brewer-Clifton to explore a Rhône style wine from his beloved Santa Barbara County.
AROMA – Dark Fruit, Mineral
FLAVOR – Peppercorn, Black Cherry, Raspberry
TEXTURE – Firm, Dry, Persistent
Critical reviews not yet available for 2018 vintage
92 pts – Vinous, AG Sept 2018
91 pts – Jebdunnuck.com, JD Oct 2018
91 pts – Vinous, AG Sept 2019
93 pts – Jebdunnuck.com, JD Oct 2019