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2018 Brewer-Clifton Julia's Pinot Noir

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February 12, 2023 - $41



96Wine Enthusiast

Black-raspberry, smashed slate, damp oregano and light pine-needle aromas... Snappy herbal tones, bright acidity and grippy tannins frame the sip, where mushroom and forest-berry flavors mesh into rounded strawberry fruit.

96Jeb Dunnuck

...complex, nuanced 2018 that offers gorgeous purity in its raspberry and strawberry fruits as well as lots of sappy, foresty, spicy notes, medium to full body, integrated acidity, and a layered, elegant, yet still powerful style on the palate.

95The Wine Advocate

...savory charcuterie, aniseed, smoked blackberries, laurel and potpourri on the nose. The medium-bodied palate has a dichotomy of earthy bass tones and bright, juicy, crunchy fruits in a finely grained frame, and it finishes long and nuanced.


United States, California, South Coast, Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria Valley

Santa Barbara County is not an AVA, but a region just south of San Luis Obispo that includes the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Maria Valley appellations. Wine has been produced in the area since the 18th century when Spanish missionaries planted vineyards. It wasn’t until the 1990s, however, that producers focused on growing premier grapes for fine wines. During the 1990s more than 10,000 acres of vineyards were planted, and today there are nearly 20,000 acres of vineyards. The region received a big bump in recognition and prestige when the popular film “Sideways” was shot there in 2004. Because the region is affected by maritime weather, it is relatively cool climate makes it ideal for Chardonnay. Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and an increasingly adventuresome number of varietals are also grown successfully in Santa Barbara County.


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.