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Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Ashley's Vineyard 2005

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Floral, blueberry, raspberry, and sweet currant aromas jump from the glass of the firmer, more structured 2005 Pinot Noir Ashley's. More austere and tannic than the Rio Vista, it will benefit from 1-2 years of bottle age, and should keep for 10-15 ye... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2005 Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Ashley's Vineyard 750ml

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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

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Vintage: 2004 01/10/2009

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Ashley's Vineyard

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/14/2011

Floral, blueberry, raspberry, and sweet currant aromas jump from the glass of the firmer, more structured 2005 Pinot Noir Ashley's. More austere and tannic than the Rio Vista, it will benefit from 1-2 years of bottle age, and should keep for 10-15 ye... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2005 Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Ashley's Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2004 09/24/2010

The 2004 Pinot Noir Ashley s Vineyard (a Fess Parker site planted with Dijon Clones 114 and 115 on sandy/loamy soil) exhibits a deeper ruby hue than the Rio Vista along with sweet blueberry, cherry, floral, and forest floor aromas and flavors. With medium to full body, substantial flavor authority and intensity, yet a delicate style, this beauty can be enjoyed over the next 5-8 years.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2002 09/01/2010

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2002 Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Melville Vineyard 750ml



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