Brewer-Clifton

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

9.1313 ratings
9.180 pro ratings
Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Nate Axline

This is one of those vintages where everything just worked out just right.

This is one of those vintages where everything just worked out just right.

May 21st, 2018
Nate Axline

Fruit is impeccable, but wish it to be a little less hot.

Fruit is impeccable, but wish it to be a little less hot.

Nov 20th, 2017
WineMascot

light and bright, cranberry and black tea!

light and bright, cranberry and black tea!

Jul 27th, 2017
Mike Mayer

A very nice Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir. Lots of blueberry, plum, raspberry, and dark cherry on the nose. On the palate I taste plum, caramel, and a little coffee. The finish is very nice and long. Great structure in this wine with elegant tannins and almost perfect acidity in my opinion. Our wine for the night before we head back to Houston after a week in Napa and Sonoma. Sigh.......

A very nice Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir. Lots of blueberry, plum, raspberry, and dark cherry on the nose. On the palate I taste plum, caramel, and a little coffee. The finish is very nice and long. Great structure in this wine with elegant tannins and almost perfect acidity in my opinion. Our wine for the night before we head back to Houston after a week in Napa and Sonoma. Sigh.......

1 person found it helpfulMar 19th, 2016
Bryant Bickel

Love your young, bright tight, tiny cherries, rose petals, great weight, can't wait for the salmon.

Love your young, bright tight, tiny cherries, rose petals, great weight, can't wait for the salmon.

1 person found it helpfulJun 28th, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.0

Steve brewer of diatom and Melville this wine is 100% estate fruit. A big Pinot noir with a good amount of ripe fruit black rasperry and pretty floral rose petal notes. A bit hot with spicy and floral notes to the finish. 14.7% finish 40+ excellent

Steve brewer of diatom and Melville this wine is 100% estate fruit. A big Pinot noir with a good amount of ripe fruit black rasperry and pretty floral rose petal notes. A bit hot with spicy and floral notes to the finish. 14.7% finish 40+ excellent

1 person found it helpfulJan 30th, 2013
Grant Simpson

Ripe fruit, high alcohol however after decanting and pairing w grilled pork chop and sautéed mushrooms showed well....

Ripe fruit, high alcohol however after decanting and pairing w grilled pork chop and sautéed mushrooms showed well....

Aug 8th, 2016
Nick Benz

Forrest floor, mushrooms, barnyard, soft tannins, would like more acidity

Forrest floor, mushrooms, barnyard, soft tannins, would like more acidity

Mar 25th, 2016
phillip baltz

Happy Sunday wine. Generous fruit for days.

Happy Sunday wine. Generous fruit for days.

Dec 28th, 2015
Cyrus Limón

A little too "come hither" for me but a really delicious wine. Hard to fault it.

A little too "come hither" for me but a really delicious wine. Hard to fault it.

Dec 24th, 2015