Brewer-Clifton Hapgood Pinot Noir

$75
2020
750ml
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In the warm summer months, we provide refrigerated transportation and complementary ice packs in your shipment to keep your wine cool.

In the warm summer months, we provide refrigerated transportation and complementary ice packs in your shipment to keep your wine cool.

The Hapgood Vineyard is located across the road from our Machado vineyard and is situated at the end of Hapgood Road, in the heart of Sta. Rita Hills. In slightly richer soil, the vineyard is planted to the Mount Eden selection of Pinot Noir. The elevated clay loam content results in larger volume and a more dense palate expression. Our most recent installation, planted in 2010, is this small 2-1/2 acre section of pinot noir planted to Merry Edwards clone.

CRAFT
Only neutral Sirugue barrels are used for 12-18mos. 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. We often use the analogy of roasting fish or meat on the bone, the bone offers complex flavors very different than taking it off of the bone to cook it.

CELLARING
All of the wines are produced with the intention of aging and cellaring for at least 10 years and can easily be enjoyed after 15 years. 

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CCSW Certified

We have an uncompromising commitment to quality. Using sustainable and organic farming methods, we work to achieve a balance between the site, the vines, and the microclimates in each vineyard.

About Sta. Rita Hills

3D Vineyard in Sta. Rita Hills

About Sta. Rita Hills

One of the coolest climates on the west coast, Sta. Rita Hills of Santa Barbara County enjoys the longest growing season, making this a paradise for pinot noir and chardonnay. The quality of the vineyards and grapes grown here is rivaled only by the absolute beauty of the region itself. The unique transverse valleys funnel maritime influences through a small appellation filled with with variations in soil, aspect and micro-climates to produce sites of character and distinction. We are incredibly fortunate to work and farm in this exceptional winegrowing region, unlike any other in the world.