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Brass Tacks Riesling Monterey County 2009

Region: USA » California » Central Coast

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Winery: Brewer-Clifton
Color: White
Varietal: Riesling
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Brewer-Clifton:
Born of an obsession with Santa Barbara County terroir, we formed Brewer - Clifton in the early 1990’s. We both had significant sales and production experience with a multitude of Santa Barbara County wineries, and always felt compelled to push the limits of the fruit from the area further than our previous employers had set forth to do. We set out to put the essence of the best vineya... Read more
Born of an obsession with Santa Barbara County terroir, we formed Brewer - Clifton in the early 1990’s. We both had significant sales and production experience with a multitude of Santa Barbara County wineries, and always felt compelled to push the limits of the fruit from the area further than our previous employers had set forth to do. We set out to put the essence of the best vineyards in the area into a bottle. Cargasacchi VineyardBrewer - Clifton focus solely on site-expressive wines from the Sta. Rita Hills appellation using Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as voices of place. The area's long growing seasons and diversity of marine-based soils combine to produce dynamic and explosive wines with great purity and precision. Each vineyard site is nurtured identically, allowing the pedigree of place to play the most significant role in our portfolio of wines. From our initial production of 1996, our pursuit has been to express the individual identity of particular sites within our appellation. While that approach remains a strong driving force behind our efforts, we elected to demonstrate a more complete voice of place beginning with the spectacular 2007 harvest. From this point forward, we expect to release a Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, capitalizing on the blending or our most heralded vineyard holdings. Just like a quartet is incomparable to a solo, it is neither the goal nor the intent to compare our appellation wines with our vineyard-specific bottlings. The two should be interpreted as separate manifestations along a lateral plain where the difference of expression is a celebrated attribute. In addition to our collective efforts, Steve Clifton also produces wine under his own label, called Palmina, which focuses exclusively on Italian varietals, and is the winemaker at Tritono, an Argentine producer of Malbec. Greg Brewer produces wine under the diatom label, as well as being the winemaker at Melville, a Santa Rita Hills winery dedicated to estate grown Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Brewer-Clifton wines are only available in small quantities. Total production averages between 7,000 and 8,000 cases annually. Read less

Member Reviews for Brass Tacks Riesling Monterey County

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Snooth User: rolifingers
434970414
0.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/30/2010

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Snooth User: hellovino
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 02/21/2011

Crisp and refreshing, with delicious fresh fruit flavors. The wine reflects the quality and purity of the fruit. I brought a bottle to an early Thanksgiving dinner, and it was a huge hit!


4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 04/06/2011

Solid wine nicely balanced between ripe fruit and drier mineral notes. Fruit forward without being sweet. Crisp finish. Food friendly (had it with shrimp tempura) but also great on its own.


Snooth User: rhwine
26347792
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 04/06/2011

A very good dry California Riesling. Beautiful floral nose with tropical fruit on the palate. Excellent clean finish due to the acidity.


5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/30/2009

Had this Monterey California Riesling with garlic-sauteed shrimp. Good fruit and floral notes on the nose. Richness once it hit the tongue but enough acid to fight back against the fruit and the buttery shrimp. Dry style, crisp, with persistent fruit, which I enjoyed. Really satisfied with this wine.


Snooth User: rhwine
26347792
5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/24/2009

A very nice dry California Riesling from Monterey. Flavors of apricot, citrus, honeysuckle, minerals. Great acidity.


Snooth User: ejcarbs
91051716
5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/11/2011

Five glasses



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