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2017 Brewer-Clifton Hapgood Pinot Noir

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May 21, 2023 - $51



96Jeb Dunnuck

...complex bouquet of spiced raspberry, forest floor, salty mineral, and underbrush. Complex, layered, and nuanced, it's medium to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a great, great finish.

95Wine Enthusiast

...strawberry sorbet on the nose, with hints of thyme and tarragon. That red-fruit focus spreads into the palate, where hints of cherry tomatoes and pepper dust lead into complex herbs and spearmint toward the finish.

94The Wine Advocate

...pipe tobacco, woodsmoke, garrigue, dried herbs and pepper with a core of black and red berries and a crushed strawberry note. Light to medium-bodied and silky, it opens with saline and herbs and segues into ripe, perfumed fruits, with firm, grainy tannins to support and great freshness, finishing long, energetic and perfumed.

93Wine Spectator

Powerful, extracted and full of concentrated dark currant, dried blackberry and cherry tart flavors that are well-structured. Hints of slate and mocha show midpalate, with a finish of dried green herbs.

92+ Vinous / IWC

The aromatics are full of floral and savory character, and yet the wine is much less expressive and quite compact on the palate.


United States, California, South Coast, Santa Barbara County, Santa Rita Hills

Santa Rita Hills AVA in northern Santa Barbara County was granted appellation status in 2001. Located between the towns of Lompoc and Buellton, it has a total area of 30,720 acres with 2,700 vineyard acres. The area is considered a cool climate for vineyards, so vineyards are most often planted with the cool-weather grapes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The hills in the western part of this appellation are directly exposed to the Pacific Ocean, meaning that maritime winds and fog make the western edge of the Santa Rita Hills AVA particularly cool. The Sanford & Benedict Vineyard planted in 1971 was the first vineyard in the district and is still considered one of the best.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.