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2016 Brewer-Clifton Hapgood Pinot Noir

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April 30, 2023 - $51



96Jeb Dunnuck

...terrific light red fruits (white cherries, raspberries), Asian spices, salted peach, and exotic flower-like aromas and flavors. This medium to full-bodied beauty has the textbook salinity of the appellation, an expansive, layered texture, moderate tannins, and a great finish.

95The Wine Advocate

...bouquet of plums, spice, raspberry, currant and rich soil. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied...structuring tannins more supple and velvety...saline finish reflecting its whole cluster fermentation.

94Wine Spectator

Elegant, offering raspberry, pomegranate and cherry flavors that are well-structured. Notes of forest floor show midpalate, with an enveloping finish of spice and brick.

91+ Vinous / IWC


United States, California, Central 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.