2009 Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Melville Vineyard

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • IWC 94
  • WA 93

Reviews for 2009 Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Melville Vineyard

IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, October 2011
Bright red. Intensely perfumed bouquet offers red fruit and floral scents along with notes of star anise cinnamon and smoky minerals. Bright and energetic in the mouth with excellent clarity and power to its strawberry... Bright red. Intensely perfumed bouquet offers red fruit and floral scents along with notes of star anise cinnamon and smoky minerals. Bright and energetic in the mouth with excellent clarity and power to its strawberry and raspberry preserve flavors. Tangy acidity adds lift and bite to the very long sweet spice-accented finish. I really like this wine's graceful balanced character.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2011
The 2009 Pinot Noir Melville reveals a powerful fleshy personality close in style to the Cargasacchi. It shows marvelous density and a brooding inner darkness that is hard to fully capture with words. The wine turns a bit... The 2009 Pinot Noir Melville reveals a powerful fleshy personality close in style to the Cargasacchi. It shows marvelous density and a brooding inner darkness that is hard to fully capture with words. The wine turns a bit more radiant on the expressive finish. This parcel at Melville is planted with the 114 and 115 clones 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. -AG