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Brewer-Clifton Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir
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Brewer-Clifton Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2015

Santa Rita Hills, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, United StatesThe Brewer-Clifton pinot is a mix of three estate vineyard sites within the Sta. Rita Hills AVA: 3D, Machado and Acin. The style is intense and rich from a European point of view, but I might say restrained from a New World view. The nose is a mix of red fruit scents with a strong tea leaf undercurrent marked with a dusting of dried herbs. Think earthy/forest floor, raspberries cherries and pomegranate. AT B-C they employ neutral oak to better let the site show through. The use of stems is an important part of the structure and earthy characters of the Sta. Rita Hills fruit. The clones are a blend of Swan, Pommard, 667, 828, and the Merry Edwards clone. Delicious stuff.Tasted: 05 June 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: US 49.99 estimated retail ON 69.95 B&W Wines BC 49.00 private wine shops Producer: Brewer-CliftonDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Varietal: Pinot NoirUPC: 748252065797