2009 Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Clos Pepe Vineyard

Year: 2009
Appellation: Santa Ynez Valley
Country: USA - California
Wine Advocate: 93
Vinous Media: 93
Red Wine
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"The 2009 Pinot Noir Clos Pepe bursts onto the palate with a rush of super-ripe, exotic fruit. The fleshiness and sheer muscle of the Pommard clone come through in spades, while any suggestion of stems is very much in the background, if apparent at all. This is a fabulous showing from Brewer-Clifton. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019.

No one has done more to carry the banner for the Santa Rita Hills than Greg Brewer and Steve Clifton. Both together at Brewer-Clifton and separately in their other projects, Brewer and Clifton consistently deliver delicious wines that are also deeply thought provoking with regards to the potential these vineyard sites hold. The Pinots in particular are compelling. The 2009 Pinots saw a seven day cold soak and fermentations that lasted a total of 35-40 days, with 100% stems." (WA)

"Vivid ruby-red. High-pitched aromas of red berries, rose, Asian spices and incense. Fresh and racy on entry, then deeper in the mid-palate, offering sweet, seamless, expansive cherry-cola and black raspberry flavors. A ripe but extremely energetic pinot that finishes with outstanding clarity, length and lingering florality." (IWC)