Localization: Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
Tasting notes: Dried lemon peel, friend jasmine, tart dairy, and sencha-tea aromas are subtle but heady on the nose of this appellation blend. There's immense grip to the palate, where grapefruit-rind, yogurt and lingering citrus-zest flavors align.
The Domain: Brewer-Clifton believes the geographic, geologic and climatic uniqueness of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation provides an ideal place to grow chardonnay and pinot noir grapes of intensity, complexity and specificity. This is why Founder and Winemaker Greg Brewer, Wine Enthusiast’s 2020 Winemaker of the Year, has dedicated his life to this region. Within this appellation, each vineyard carries its own imprint. The Brewer-Clifton mission and passion is to present wines that convey the characteristics inherent to each of these sites, with uncompromising quality.
Brewer–Clifton has the utmost respect for nature. They believe when working with a product of nature, it is necessary to maintain an awareness of the elements and phenomena sometimes beyond their understanding and control. As such, any intervention in the natural evolution of the product must be carried out with the utmost attentiveness and care.