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2008 Brewer-Clifton Mount Carmel Pinot Noir

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June 25, 2023 - $38



93Vinous / IWC

Heady red fruits and spices on the nose...suggestions of potpourri and sandalwood... Silky, seamless and very sweet, offering deep raspberry and cherry flavors... Very suave and alluring...excellent finishing clarity and sappy persistence.

92+ Robert M. Parker Jr. cherry and strawberry notes with hints of lead pencil shavings, Chinese black tea, and earth. ...One senses that everything is trying to burst the seams beneath its structured veneer. Drink 2011-2026.

Outstanding. ...notably floral but here there is more obvious spice berry fruit aromas...gracefully introduce suave medium-bodied flavors...a velvety character to the delicious, mouth coating and long finish.


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.