Date: May 29/13, Wed Time: 04:30:00-08:00:00 Style: Drop-In
Palmina & Brewer-Clifton Wine Tasting - Barrel Select presented the wines of Palmina & Brewer-Clifton.
The common thread for both these wineries is owner/winemaker Steve Clifton. While he shares a phenomenal fanaticism for Burgundian varietals with his partner Greg Brewer, through their Brewer-Clifton label, he came to his love for wine from Italian grape varietals when tasting the similarities between his favorite Barolos and Barbarescos and red Burgundies. Instant bipolar disorder followed!
Brewer-Clifton pursues the purest possible expression of Burgundian varietals in the Santa Rita Hills. Palmina is a passion project devoted exclusively to Italian varietal wines planted on Californian soil. Steve comes face to face with his bi-polar winemaking experience through these two labels. His head plays to the French sensibilities of Brewer-Clifton. His heart expresses its Italian passion through Palmina.
A nice exploration of the heart and soul of Steve Clifton, Brewer-Clifton and Palmina, and a chance to mingle with the friendly folk from Barrel Select and fellow Fine Wine Reserver's.
Wines sampled at this tasting included the following:
The "Heart" of Steve Clifton; Palmina Wines
2012 Palmina Pinot Grigio - Consignment - 12x750ml - $25.98/bt
2011 Palmina Arneis Honea Vineyard - Private Order - 12x750ml - $27.94/bt
2010 Palmina Malvasia Bianc Larner Vineyard- Vintages 289157 - 750ml - Robert Parker 91 Points - $35.95/bt
2011 Palmina Santa Barbara County Dolcetto - Consignment- 12x750ml - $29.48/bt
2010 Palmina Santa Barbara County Barbera - Private Order - 12x750ml - Robert Parker 89 Points - $30.09/bt
2007 Palmina Santa Barbara County Nebbiolo - Vintages 287813 - 750ml - Robert Parker 90 Points - $39.95/bt
The "Soul" of Steve Clifton; Brewer-Clifton
2010 Brewer-Clifton Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay - Private Order - 6x750ml - Robert Parker 91 Points, Stephen Tanzer 92 Points -$45.98/bt
2010 Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Sweeney Canyon Vineyard - Private Order - 6x750ml - Robert Parker 90 Points, Steven Tanzer 93 Points - Pending Pricing
2011 Brewer-Clifton Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir - Private Order - 6x750ml – -$59.99/bt
2010 Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Ampelos Vineyard - Private Order - 6x750ml - Steven Tanzer 92 Points - Pending Pricing
2009 Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Mount Carmel Vineyard - Vintages 311647 - 750ml - James Suckling 95 Points- $64.95/bt