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Brewer-Clifton Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noirtext
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Brewer-Clifton Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2018

Santa Rita Hills, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, United StatesThe Brewer Clifton style is in your face pinot with full on intense fruit. The nose is a dusty mix of teal leaf and pomegranate mixed with brown spices and earthy, gamey, forest floor, fig, and raspberries, with a dusting of cocoa. The fruit is aged in neutral barrels, and whole stems are an essential part of the structure of this wine. I’m thinking rich duck or pork dishes as the perfect foil to the intense flavours of this wine. The Brewer-Clifton pinot is an assembly of three Sta. Rita Hills AVA sites: 3D (Swan, Pommard and 667 clones), Machado, and Hapgood (Merry Edwards clone).Tasted: 12 June 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 44.99 select private retailers AB 39.99 select private retailers SK 46.99 special order MB 46.99 special order ON 59.95 Aug 12th Vintages & Consignment Summit Fine Wines Producer: Brewer-CliftonDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 256622UPC: 748252065797