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2020 ‘Winemaker of the Year’
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Greg Brewer Winemaker of the Year
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Celebratory Mixed Six Pack
One bottle each listed wine
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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 Acin Vineyard Chardonnay
2015 Acin 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

 

Acin Vineyard

Planted on a gentle, north facing incline across the Highway from Melville and Babcock is our former Acin parcel. In 2016 we made the decision to annex this planting into the adjacent Hapgood vineyard. This sandy vineyard is planted to clone 828 & 459 pinot noir and clones 72 (Wente), Mt. Eden and 96 for chardonnay.

2014 Acin Chardonnay
93 points – Stephen Tanzer, Intl Wine Cellar, July 2014

Aroma – Gardenia, Lime Skin
Flavor – White Peach, Green Tea
Texture – Taut, Precise

 

2015 Acin Pinot Noir
95 points – Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, Aug 2017

Aroma – Wild Strawberries, Spring Flowers
Flavor – Bing Cherry, Pomegranate
Texture – Layered, Fine Grain Tannins

 

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
Ground Shipping included.