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Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Mount Carmel 2008

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Wine Tasting Notes Dark plum aromas are followed by cranberry and orange peel. Flavors of wild strawberry and fig are complemented by a finish of black walnut like tannin.

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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 Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Mount Carmel

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Snooth User: smiles813
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 04/12/2012

$29.95


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
02/06/2010

I really liked this. Dark plum aromas with cranberry and orange peel. Flavors of wild strawberry and hints of fig backed by a nutty tannin. Very interesting and nice. Lingering finish. - Tasted at Marché Bacchus 2/6/10


Snooth User: Teppo
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04/18/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: jamlani
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Vintage: 2006 06/08/2012

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External Reviews for Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Mount Carmel

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 10/09/2011

The 2009 Pinot Noir Melville reveals a powerful fleshy personality close in style to the Cargasacchi. It shows marvelous density and a brooding inner darkness that is hard to fully capture with words. The wine turns a bit more radiant on the expressi... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Melville Vineyard 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 08/04/2012

Vivid ruby-red. High-pitched aromas of red berries, rose, Asian spices and incense. Fresh and racy on entry, then deeper in the mid-palate, offering sweet, seamless, expansive cherry-cola and black raspberry flavors. A ripe but extremely energetic... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Clos Pepe Vineyard 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 09/20/2012

Bright red. Intensely perfumed bouquet offers red fruit and floral scents, along with notes of star anise, cinnamon and smoky minerals. Bright and energetic in the mouth, with excellent clarity and power to its strawberry and raspberry preserve fla... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Melville Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 10/04/2012

Very bright and floral on the nose with tangy lemon and orange peel notes. Full and racy with great focus. Beautiful balance. Refined tannins. Give it three to four years. James Suckling. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Mount Carmel 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 10/09/2011

The 2009 Pinot Noir Clos Pepe bursts onto the palate with a rush of super-ripe, exotic fruit. The fleshiness and sheer muscle of the Pommard clone come through in spades, while any suggestion of stems is very much in the background, if apparent at al... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Clos Pepe Vineyard 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 11/12/2010

Clear ruby in the glass. The nose provides top-notes of fresh hay, sweet tea and rhubarb with undertones of cherry and peach pit. Lean and polished, the palate showcases red berry, tobacco leaf and umami leading into a slightly smoky finish. Medium ... Elizabeth Becker. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills 750ml


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Vintage: 2009 05/08/2011

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Wine Tasting Notes Dark plum aromas are followed by cranberry and orange peel. Flavors of wild strawberry and fig are complemented by a finish of black walnut like tannin.

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