Brewer Clifton Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2017
|Region||California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills|
Winemaker Notes :
This bottling is comprised of 100% estate pinot noir from three vineyards within the AVA. 3D, Machado and Acin all contribute to the wine which exhibits a drive, richness and pedigree expressive of the special growing area coupled with the purity of fruit and firm structure which has been the trademark of Brewer – Clifton. The vintage shows aromas of pomegranate, white tea, and raspberry. On the palate, the wine delivers flavors of dried fig, white truffle, ripe cherry with a savory texture of rooibos tea.
There's a purity of fruit and herb to Greg Brewer's style that shines through even on this appellation blend. Aromas of candied raspberry and strawberry pair with damp sage, pine oil and green peppercorn on the nose. The pristine palate's crisp pomegranate and fresh raspberry flavors are instantly cut by eucalyptus and green tobacco leaf.
Zesty and well-sculpted, with forest floor notes to the dried fruit and spice flavors. Dried orange peel and clove accents show on the supple finish, revealing hints of tar and paprika. Drink now through 2023. 2,000 cases made.
One of the highlights in this range, the 2017 Pinot Noir (Sta.Rita Hills) is fresh, perfumed and wonderfully inviting. Rose petal, blood orange, kirsch and mint give the 2017 a decidedly exotic feel that is hugely appealing. In 2017, the Sta. Rita Hills Pinot is wonderfully lifted and nuanced, with terrific balance and class that will make it impossible to resist, even upon release. Machado and Hapgood are the core sources for this appellation Pinot.