Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of <a href="https://userway.org">website accessibility</a>
  • Home
  • 2006 Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Lindsay's Vineyard

2006 Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Lindsay's Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SANTA BARBARA
  • 90 WA
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

Out of stock

learn more about producers & collectors

SKU: 256449-2006-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$29.95

This is a final sale item

Not eligible for cancellations or refunds

  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    Formerly known as the Ashley's Vineyard of Fess Parker, the 2006 Pinot Noir Lindsay's has a slightly darker ruby color as well as more crushed rock, forest floor, pomegranate, plum, and sweet cherries. This is a medium to full-bodied wine, still somewhat closed and tightly knit, and much less evolved than the Zolovitch or the Rio Vista.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: gotwine
  • Self | Rating:

    Corked - very disappointing.
    Author: Mucha Wine
Brewer-Clifton produces vineyard designated Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Santa Rita Hills appellation in Santa Barbara. Greg Brewer and Steve Clifton started the winery in the early 1990s with the aim to capture the vineyards' essence in the bottle. The Santa Rita Hills' long growing seasons and diversity of marine-based soils give the wines great purity and precision. Steve also has his own label called Palmina that focuses on Italian varieties. Greg Brewer also has his own Diatom label and is the winemaker at Melville Winery.

See other similar producers:Calera Wine Company,Hanzell Vineyards,Kistler Vineyards

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Pinot Noir is a delicate, thin-skinned grape that is notoriously difficult to grow but unmatched in its ability to reflect its terroir. It is early-budding and early-ripening, and thus requires a cool climate. To achieve its best expression and maintain its delicate flavor profile, Pinot Noir demands great care in the vineyard, particular attention to yield management, and careful handling in the winery. Growers blessed with the patience, skill, and terroir to produce world-class Pinot Noir are greatly rewarded. Not only are these wines complex, age-worthy, and delicious, they also command some of the world’s highest prices.

Old-World Pinot Noir most famously hails from Burgundy, where it is the only red variety permitted in the region. Techniques such as whole-bunch fermentation and barrel ageing, now common amongst high-quality Pinot Noir producers around the world, were pioneered by Burgundian winemakers. Age-worthy Pinot Noir from Burgundy tends to be high in acid, display low to medium tannins, and have red fruit flavors in youth that evolve into complex flavors of earth, game, cola, and truffle with age. Some of the most famous producers include Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Domaine Comte de Vogüé, Domaine Leroy, and Domaine Armand Rousseau.

New-World Pinot Noir tends to grow in warmer climates and on newer vines than in the Old Word, producing wine that is more fruit-forward with flavors of red cherry, cranberry, and raspberry. The highest-quality wines come from moderate regions in California, particularly Sonoma and Carneros, and top producers include Marcassin, Kistler, and Kosta Browne.

High acidity, low tannin, and low alcohol make Pinot Noir a versatile wine to pair. Spiced duck, fatty fish, grilled chicken, spicy foods, and anything with mushroom are just a few classic examples.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 100 bottles owned
  • 30 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 30 collectors)