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Brewer-Clifton Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2010

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Dark plum, anise, and Pu-erh tea aromatics set the stage for the flavors of dried cherries, dried wild mushroom and baker’s cocoa flavors that follow. Tender and cohesive in the mouth with a very firm and savory palate impression and finish. 1,850 cases produced. Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated 93 points by James Suckling: Bright fruit with a beautiful sliced strawberry aroma and minerals. Full-bodied, yet refined and firm with spicy, firm tannins and dusty finish. Stylish and serious. Best after 2014.

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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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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Deep ruby color that extends to the rim. This opens with a floral bouquet, along with sweet cherry, reconstituted dried cranberry and green strawberry, complemented by sesame, soy sauce and faint hint of spiced tomato. The medium bodied palate is he... Jeff Loo. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2010 Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2013

Bright red. Enticing, spice-accented aromas of red berries, candied cherry, rose oil and star anise. Suave, silky and expansive, with juicy, sharply delineated flavors of redcurrant, raspberry and candied flowers. A strikingly long, sappy, impress... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2010 Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/21/2012

Brewer-Clifton's 2010 Pinot Noir opens up with striking, beguiling aromatics from the use of 100% whole clusters. It is an utterly impeccable, layered Pinot endowed with tons of clarity and finesse. The 2010 impresses for its energy and sheer brillia... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2010 Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills 750ml


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Source: The Wine Buyer
09/05/2012

Dark plum, anise, and Pu-erh tea aromatics set the stage for the flavors of dried cherries, dried wild mushroom and baker's cocoa flavors that follow. Tender and cohesive in the mouth with a very firm and savory palate impression and finish.



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Dark plum, anise, and Pu-erh tea aromatics set the stage for the flavors of dried cherries, dried wild mushroom and baker’s cocoa flavors that follow. Tender and cohesive in the mouth with a very firm and savory palate impression and finish. 1,850 cases produced. Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated 93 points by James Suckling: Bright fruit with a beautiful sliced strawberry aroma and minerals. Full-bodied, yet refined and firm with spicy, firm tannins and dusty finish. Stylish and serious. Best after 2014.

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