Brewer Clifton Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2017 - Kona Wine Market
Brewer Clifton Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2017
SKU: P-9695

Brewer Clifton Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2017

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750ml
$55.00

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills
Brand Brewer Clifton
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Aromas of pomegranate, white tea, and raspberry. Flavors of dried fig, white truffle, and ripe cherry.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we94

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.

Matt Kettmann, September 1, 2019
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd92

There are roughly 3,000 to 4,000 cases of the 2017 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills, which offers a beautiful bouquet of baked cherry tart, exotic orange rind, Asian spices, salty minerality, and forest floor. Elegant, medium-bodied, and silky on the palate, it has fine tannins and a great finish. Drink this classic Sta. Rita Hills over the coming decade.

October 31, 2019
Wine Spectator
  • ws92

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.

Kim Marcus, October 15, 2019
Vinous
  • v92

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.

Antonio Galloni, September 2019