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2020 ‘Winemaker of the Year’
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Greg Brewer Winemaker of the Year
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 The honor that I feel to receive this prestigious Wine Enthusiast nomination is only rivaled by that which I have felt to represent the Sta. Rita Hills of Santa Barbara County for the entirety of my thirty-year career”

—Greg Brewer, Founder & Winemaker

In light of this honor, we have selected a special six-bottle vertical that reflects on the spectrum of the Brewer-Clifton portfolio.  Raise a glass with us to celebrate well-deserved recognition and a lifetime of dedication and service to the Sta. Rita Hills.

 

1 bottle of each wine:
2012 3D Vineyard Chardonnay
2013 3D Vineyard Pinot Noir
2014 Machado Vineyard Chardonnay
2015 Machado Vineyard Pinot Noir
2016 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay
2017 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

 

3D Vineyard

The primary emphasis of the predominately sandy 10-acre vineyard is Chardonnay, with equal amounts of five clones planted (4, 76, Hyde, Mount Eden and Sea Smoke Wente). In addition to Chardonnay, there is a smaller field of Pinot Noir planted to Swan, Pommard, 667 and 828 clones.

2012 3D Chardonnay
95 points – Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, Oct 2019

Aroma – Earth, Cover Crop
Flavor– Baked Citrus, Key Lime, Meyer Lemon
Texture – Dense

 

2013 3D Pinot Noir
93 points – Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate, Aug 2015

Aroma – Dark Cherry, Herbs
Flavor – Wild Cherry, Strawberry, Tea Leaf
Texture – Brambly, Gritty


Machado Vineyard

Looking to secure a mirror-image sister ranch to our 3D Vineyard, we began working with the Machado family in the winter of 2008. Our 15 acre parcel is marked by a gorgeous rolling terrain with sandy loam soils. At Machado, the majority of the planting is dedicated to pinot noir with equal amounts planted to selections Pommard, Mount Eden, 37 and 459. In addition to pinot noir, we also planted a small, two-acre plot in the sandiest portion of the field to the Sweeney Canyon selection of chardonnay.

 

2014 Machado Chardonnay
93 points – Antonio Galloni, Vinous,  Oct 2016

Aroma – Floral, Jasmine, Lychee
Flavor– Citrus Blossom, Peach, Basil
Texture – Lime Skin, Waxy

 

2015 Machado Pinot Noir
95 points – Matt Kettman, Wine Enthusiast, Feb 2018

Aroma – Cherry, Rhubarb, Mint
Flavor – Blackberry, Boysenberry, Allspice
Texture – Black Tea, Silt

 

Sta. Rita Hills

This blend is comprised of fruit from our 3D, Hapgood and Machado vineyards.  Every year, Brewer-Clifton’s Sta. Rita Hills bottlings represent a view into the totality of winegrowing and winemaking operations at Brewer-Clifton.  While the single-vineyard expressions highlight specific clones and vineyard sites, the sum of those parts result in a unified and harmonious expression with singular focus on the uniqueness of the Sta. Rita Hills Appellation.

2016 SRH Chardonnay
91 points – Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator,  May 2018

Aroma – Lemon, Kiwi, Orange Blossom
Flavor– Jasmine, Lime Ginger, Mineral
Texture – Peel, Orange Zest, Sea Salt

 

2017 SRH Pinot Noir
94 points – Matt Kettman, Wine Enthusiast, Oct 2019

Aroma – Pomegranate, White Tea, Raspberry
Flavor – Dried Fig, White Truffle, Ripe Cherry
Texture – Rooibos Tea, Savory

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Celebratory Mixed Six Pack
One bottle each listed wine
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