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2012 Brewer-Clifton 459 Pinot Noir

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March 26, 2023 - $41



95The Wine Advocate

Incredible notes of rose petal, freshly snipped flowers, underbrush and black cherry fruit. More elegant and seamless...with medium-bodied richness, thrilling purity of fruit and a terrific finish, this is an awesome bottle of Pinot Noir

94Vinous / IWC

Intense, mineral-driven aromas of red berries, candied cherry, blood orange and incense, plus a sexy Asian spice quality....Tangy ... superb purity and energy to its mineral-tinged raspberry, cherry and floral pastille flavors.

92Wine Spectator

Refined and restrained, this is fairly tight and trim, with understated plum, blackberry and raspberry notes, ending with red candy and candied apple spiciness.


United States, California, South Coast, Santa Barbara County, Santa Rita Hills

Santa Rita Hills AVA in northern Santa Barbara County was granted appellation status in 2001. Located between the towns of Lompoc and Buellton, it has a total area of 30,720 acres with 2,700 vineyard acres. The area is considered a cool climate for vineyards, so vineyards are most often planted with the cool-weather grapes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The hills in the western part of this appellation are directly exposed to the Pacific Ocean, meaning that maritime winds and fog make the western edge of the Santa Rita Hills AVA particularly cool. The Sanford & Benedict Vineyard planted in 1971 was the first vineyard in the district and is still considered one of the best.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.