2021 Pinot Noir
At Brewer–Clifton, they believe that the geographic, geologic and climatic uniqueness of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation provide an ideal place to grow chardonnay and pinot noir of intensity, complexity and specificity. The mission and passion is to present wines that convey the characteristics inherent to each of these sites, with uncompromising quality. This bottling is comprised of 100% estate pinot noir from four vineyards within the AVA. 3D, Machado, Acin 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.
As each vineyard has its own unique requirements and we manage each according to their inimitable needs rather than a macro approach to farming. We are working to achieve a natural balance between the site, the vines, the aspect and the microclimates in each vineyard, using sustainable and/or organic farming methods whenever possible. Only neutral barrels are employed. We strive for whole cluster fermentation. We farm with a focus of ripening the stems alongside the fruit, allowing the cluster to be in harmony. Working with the stems allows for wines that are structured, earthy and balanced with our beautiful SRH fruit.
The 2020 Wine Enthusiast Winemaker of the Year coaxes out aromas of pomegranate, white tea and raspberry. On the palate, the velvety tannins give way to vibrant acidity and flavours of ripe cherry, dried fig and white truffle. The long, sensual finish leaves you craving more.
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