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2016 Brewer-Clifton Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir [WA90]

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$37.99
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Description

Producer: Brewer-Clifton 
Region:
 Sta. Rita HillsSanta Barbara CountyCentral CoastCalifornia 
Varietal:
 Pinot Noir 
Year:
 2017 

Retail Price: $45.00 
Our Price: $31.99 

Wine Advocate, 90 Points 

"The 2016 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills is a very good introduction to the Brewer-Clifton style, wafting from the glass with a nose of ripe cherries, candied red fruit, spice and dried herbs that's more fruit-driven than this bottling often is straight out of the gates. On the palate, the wine is supple, saline and medium-bodied, with nice energy and a crunchy core of fruit. This should drink well for the better part of a decade." 

Winemaker Notes: 

"As assembly of each of the blocks and clones from their estate holdings within the Sta. Rita Hills and predominantly fermented as whole clusters. We have always viewed the stem as an inherent part of the cluster, much like a skeleton within a body. The approach is akin to cooking meat on the bone such chicken breast on the ribs. The outcome is that the stem’s participation acts like a corset to render the wine more stern and to lift up the fruit aromatic by fermenting largely as whole berries. The tannin architecture in the wine is also largely a stem derivative which substantiates the back of the palate and is more savory in nature much like tea or soy, but has aromas of pomegranate, white tea, and raspberry. Flavors of dried fig, white truffle and ripe cherry." 

Vegan-friendly. 

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