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Brophy Clark Cellars Pinot Noirsanta Rita Hills 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

There's a lot going on in the glass here, with sweetness from candied black cherry fruit meeting a little beefy edge and showing off integrated notes of earth, white mushroom and candied citrus zest. Quite refined in the mouth, this doesn't show off much in the way of acid or tannin, but it does fill the mouth with almost tactile intensity. The fruit is complex with a medicinal base note, some floral extract notes and bitter black cherry all coming together to deliver subtle complexity. The finish is a touch short but it does have a lovely melange of beet root and medicinal spice notes. This is a little outside the box for Pinot as it is a bit tougher in some ways with an unusual flavor profile, but it is quite interesting and a pleasure to drink. 90pts

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Brophy Clark:
Brophy Clark Cellars sources some of the finest vineyards on the Central Coast to produce their award winning wines. In Kelley's role as owner and manager of Coastal Vineyard Consulting, she covers more than 2,000 acres of vineyards and is able to secure select grapes for Brophy Clark wines. Read on to learn more about two outstanding Santa Barbara County vineyards Kelley and John rely on for t... Read more
Brophy Clark Cellars sources some of the finest vineyards on the Central Coast to produce their award winning wines. In Kelley's role as owner and manager of Coastal Vineyard Consulting, she covers more than 2,000 acres of vineyards and is able to secure select grapes for Brophy Clark wines. Read on to learn more about two outstanding Santa Barbara County vineyards Kelley and John rely on for their wines. Brophy Clark Cellars is a unique partnership that combines the talents of winemaker, John Clark with the viticulture expertise of his wife, Kelley Brophy Clark. Brophy Clark Cellars produces approximately 2,500 cases of wine annually. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Brophy Clark Cellars Pinot Noirsanta Rita Hills

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,118
4.00 5
11/19/2012

There's a lot going on in the glass here, with sweetness from candied black cherry fruit meeting a little beefy edge and showing off integrated notes of earth, white mushroom and candied citrus zest. Quite refined in the mouth, this doesn't show off much in the way of acid or tannin, but it does fill the mouth with almost tactile intensity. The fruit is complex with a medicinal base note, some floral extract notes and bitter black cherry all coming together to deliver subtle complexity. The finish is a touch short but it does have a lovely melange of beet root and medicinal spice notes. This is a little outside the box for Pinot as it is a bit tougher in some ways with an unusual flavor profile, but it is quite interesting and a pleasure to drink. 90pts




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