Brewer-Clifton

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

9.211 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
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9.4

The 2021 Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills) is such a beautiful wine. The appellation Pinot is often one of my favorite wines in this range, as it is again this year. The purity and exuberance of this fruit is compelling. Floral and savory nuances develop in the glass, but earlier bottling and a bit less whole cluster influence work well to accentuate the textural presence and intensity of the fruit. This is such a gorgeous wine. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2023)

The 2021 Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills) is such a beautiful wine. The appellation Pinot is often one of my favorite wines in this range, as it is again this year. The purity and exuberance of this fruit is compelling. Floral and savory nuances develop in the glass, but earlier bottling and a bit less whole cluster influence work well to accentuate the textural presence and intensity of the fruit. This is such a gorgeous wine. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2023)

Sep 27th, 2023
Antra Stabler

In line with the relic. Slightly purple tongue. Fruity, but not overpowering.

In line with the relic. Slightly purple tongue. Fruity, but not overpowering.

Mar 30th, 2024
Kadua Tukvaga

Pronounced ripe cranberry, sour red cherry, herbs, red plum, toast, smoke note, violet, vegetal, earth, black pepper, liquorish note,  rhubarb preserved.


Pale garnet


Medium+ intensity


High acidity


Long finish


High alcohol


Full bodied


Outstanding -keep at least two more years before open, suitable for further ageing.

Pronounced ripe cranberry, sour red cherry, herbs, red plum, toast, smoke note, violet, vegetal, earth, black pepper, liquorish note,  rhubarb preserved.


Pale garnet


Medium+ intensity


High acidity


Long finish


High alcohol


Full bodied


Outstanding -keep at least two more years before open, suitable for further ageing.

Mar 4th, 2024
Maureen O'Leary

I really enjoyed it.

I really enjoyed it.

Jan 18th, 2024
Kurt Winrich

Tannic, but fruit present. Cherry, plus dark fruit. Eaten with lobster

Tannic, but fruit present. Cherry, plus dark fruit. Eaten with lobster

Dec 31st, 2023
Melanie VanLue

Delicious Pinot!

Delicious Pinot!

Mar 25th, 2023
Ted
9.3

Been on a Sta Rita Hills kick lately. Didn’t even know much about it. Now I do. Really good stuff. Would like to see how this ages.

Been on a Sta Rita Hills kick lately. Didn’t even know much about it. Now I do. Really good stuff. Would like to see how this ages.

Mar 23rd, 2023
Joe Lyons

House wine at my hotel in Santa Clara, raspberries, pepper, nice light Pinot!

House wine at my hotel in Santa Clara, raspberries, pepper, nice light Pinot!

Jan 9th, 2023
John Berghoff

John had this 2 years ago

John had this 2 years ago

Oct 11th, 2022
Meghan C

Meghan had this 9 months ago

Meghan had this 9 months ago

Sep 3rd, 2023