Brewer-Clifton Machado Pinot Noir

$85
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.

Looking to secure a mirror-image sister ranch to our 3D Vineyard in Sta. Rita Hills, we began working with the Machado family in the winter of 2008. Our 15 acre parcel on their land is located adjacent to Clos Pepe and immediately behind the Kessler-Haak Vineyard. The site is marked by a gorgeous rolling terrain with sandy loam soils.

At Machado, the majority of the planting is dedicated to pinot noir with equal amounts of such selections as Pommard, Merry Edwards, Mount Eden, and 459. In addition to pinot noir, we also planted a small, two-acre plot in the sandiest portion of the field to the Sweeney Canyon selection of chardonnay.

CRAFT

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 Sta. Rita Hills 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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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.

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.