Since 2008, Winemaker Greg Brewer has been working with the Machado family and the 15 acre-site in the Sta. Rita Hills to create this single-vineyard wine. As with all Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir, this wine is crafted using whole-cluster fermentation (stems, seeds and all) and neutral oak barrels to allow the unique characteristics of the fruit from this vineyard to shine. With notes of cherry, allspice and black tea, this Pinot Noir can be enjoyed now or easily aged for another 10 to 15 years.
Founded in 1996, Brewer-Clifton wines are a reflection of the geographic, geologic and climatic uniqueness of California’s Sta. Rita Hills appellation in Santa Barbara County. Founder and Winemaker Greg Brewer has spent the entirety of his three-decade career dedicated to crafting cool-climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from this finite stretch of land. Greg passionately and ritualistically creates wines of intensity, complexity and specificity to convey the characteristics inherent to each vineyard sites, with uncompromising quality.