2015 Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir SRH

Year: 2015
Appellation: Santa Rita Hills
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 88
Wine Advocate: 91
Vinous Media: 91
Jeb Dunnick: 92--Wine Enthusiast: 94
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
Price :

"There are some beefy notes and hints of cedar to the dried red fruit flavors. The minerally finish turns a touch lean. Drink now. 4,676 cases made.–KM" (WS)

"Pale ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills has fragrant herbal notes of Provence herbs and wild thyme over a core of red cherries and cranberries plus a waft of dusty earth. Medium-bodied, it delivers a wall of refreshing red berry and earthy layers supported by chewy tannins a lively backbone, finishing long." (WA)

"The 2015 Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills) is a very pretty appellation-level wine. Sweet red cherry, plum, rose petal, mint and crushed flowers are all pushed forward. Whole-cluster influence comes through in the wine's aromatics. This classy Pinot from Brewer-Clifton shows the more refined style that is the norm here these days." (VM)

"I loved the 2015 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills from Winemaker Greg Brewer, and while it’s half the price of most of the single vineyards, it’s certainly more than half the wine. Spices, sweet red fruits, dried earth and hints of forest floor all emerge from this medium-bodied, supple, beautifully layered Pinot Noir that shows the seamless, weightless style of the vintage beautifully." (JD)

"This is Greg Brewer's appellation blend rather than his single-vineyard expressions, but it's still incredibly dynamic and delicious. A fresh and fruity strawberry-slushie aroma is met with notes of crushed slate and star anise-spiced cookies on the nose. The palate is bright in flavors of slightly tart cherries and ripe cranberries, but then come juniper and pine needle on the midpalate. Acidity pumps into the pomegranate and menthol finish." (WE)