2009 Brewer-Clifton - Pinot Noir 3-D 750ml

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IWC 93   WA 92   Collector 90
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

Deep ruby. Aromas of blackberry, incense, anise and Asian spices. Juicy, sappy and deeply fruity, with red and dark berry, mineral and floral pastille flavors enlivened by juicy acidity. Vibrant and light on its feet, with excellent focus and back-end cut. Elegant, flavorful wine, finishing with firm tannins, solid grip and outstanding persistence.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 159

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

The 2009 Pinot Noir 3-D is a big, large-scaled wine that needs time to come together. It possesses striking inner perfume. Dark fruit, licorice and flowers wrap around the powerful, intense finish. This should be superb once the tannins begin to melt away.

Drink Dates: 2014-2022
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 196

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 90
Author: DartAdam
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 06/18/2012
Drink Dates: 2012-2016
Nice pinot. Has a nose of smoke and cherries and nice balance.

Average rating: 93, based on 3 reviews
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24 bottles owned by 10 collectors.

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About This Producer

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

Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir

Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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