Brewer-Clifton

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

9.1470 ratings
9.1107 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
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9.4

The 2021 Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills) is such a beautiful wine. The appellation Pinot is often one of my favorite wines in this range, as it is again this year. The purity and exuberance of this fruit is compelling. Floral and savory nuances develop in the glass, but earlier bottling and a bit less whole cluster influence work well to accentuate the textural presence and intensity of the fruit. This is such a gorgeous wine. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2023)

The 2021 Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills) is such a beautiful wine. The appellation Pinot is often one of my favorite wines in this range, as it is again this year. The purity and exuberance of this fruit is compelling. Floral and savory nuances develop in the glass, but earlier bottling and a bit less whole cluster influence work well to accentuate the textural presence and intensity of the fruit. This is such a gorgeous wine. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2023)

Sep 27th, 2023
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9.5

The 2020 Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills) is fabulous. In fact, the appellation wine is my favorite Pinot in this range. The combination of the sites, and a bit less stem influence than the vineyard designates, works so well. There's a bit more fruit, more mid-palate sweetness and better balance overall, in my view. All the elements are so well put together. All of this fruit is from Machado and Hapgood. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2022)

The 2020 Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills) is fabulous. In fact, the appellation wine is my favorite Pinot in this range. The combination of the sites, and a bit less stem influence than the vineyard designates, works so well. There's a bit more fruit, more mid-palate sweetness and better balance overall, in my view. All the elements are so well put together. All of this fruit is from Machado and Hapgood. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2022)

Aug 26th, 2022
Ron R
9.3

BC with age - you can’t go wrong! Close your eyes and you could be in Burgundy.

BC with age - you can’t go wrong! Close your eyes and you could be in Burgundy.

May 24th, 2020
Mark Eastom

More subdued than previous years ( in a good way). Raspberry, oak spice, cedar, dried herbs, caramel, twizzler and nice balance.

More subdued than previous years ( in a good way). Raspberry, oak spice, cedar, dried herbs, caramel, twizzler and nice balance.

Jan 23rd, 2020
Brian S

Red and blue fruits, medium acidity, nice entry level pinot noir.

Red and blue fruits, medium acidity, nice entry level pinot noir.

Dec 26th, 2019
Nate Axline

Tasting awesome right now

Tasting awesome right now

Aug 21st, 2019
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.0

Rock solid. Delicious Pinot Noir.

Rock solid. Delicious Pinot Noir.

Dec 6th, 2018
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