2011 Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Central Coast
  • > Sta. Rita Hills
Drink between 2014 - 2017
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Community Tasting Notes 15

  • JS199 wrote: (92 points)

    November 26, 2014 - This drinking well right now. Not a big pinot, but the texture and style is appealing.

  • jonahfactor wrote: (82 points)

    July 5, 2014 - Disappointing, frankly -- especially given its $30 tariff. Light on its feet with a pesky burning-tires aroma that carries through onto the palate. Some berries and roses, with a medium body and welcome acidity that lightened up the grilled salmon. Color and legs are deep and substantial. However, this never came together for us, even with air over the course of a 90-minute dinner.

  • JS199 wrote: (91 points)

    April 8, 2014 - A young pinot drinking well with enough air. 91+

  • MattMauldin wrote: (88 points)

    March 15, 2014 - Medium clear ruby appearance. Underbrush-earth, anise, black raspberry and allspice aromas- medium intensity. Ripe dark cherry and raspberry fruit on the palate with subtle dark spice and earthy mineral notes. The flavors are more blurred than layered. Acidity is medium, fine smooth grainy tannins. Medium finish highlighting sweet red fruit and spice. Between bold and elegant- but not really hitting either end of the spectrum.

  • caraujo wrote: (90 points)

    March 9, 2014 - A wonderful, somewhat earthy pinot. Grass and soil on the nose. Blackberry and licorice on the palate. Light, but wonderfully complex. A beautiful Pinot.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2013, Issue #171 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/6/2013 (link) 91 points

    (Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills) Dark cherry red color; appealing, tart cherry, floral, violets nose; plush, ripe black cherry, black raspberry palate; could use 2-plus years; medium-plus finish 91+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Brewer-Clifton
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Sta. Rita Hills

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (2%)
  • In Cellars 142 (70%)
  • Consumed 58 (28%)

Food Pairing

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