2009 Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Mount Carmel

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • JS 95
  • WA 93
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2009 Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Mount Carmel

JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, December 2011
Very bright and floral on the nose with tangy lemon and orange peel notes. Full and racy with great focus. Beautiful balance. Refined tannins. Give it three to four years.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2011
The 2009 Pinot Noir Mount Carmel impresses for its generous radiant personality. Constantly changing in the glass it shows off a multi-dimensional expression of dark raspberries crushed flowers licorice and spices. I... The 2009 Pinot Noir Mount Carmel impresses for its generous radiant personality. Constantly changing in the glass it shows off a multi-dimensional expression of dark raspberries crushed flowers licorice and spices. I especially like the way this blossoms through the mid-palate and onto the finish. 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
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, October 2011
Vivid ruby. High-pitched pure floral-accented aromas of red berries Asian spices blood orange and potpourri. Concentrated lithe and precise offering juicy raspberry cherry and rose pastille flavors and a seamless silky... Vivid ruby. High-pitched pure floral-accented aromas of red berries Asian spices blood orange and potpourri. Concentrated lithe and precise offering juicy raspberry cherry and rose pastille flavors and a seamless silky texture. Finishes sappy sweet and very long with resonating floral and spice notes. This sexy wine is delicious right now.
JJB 91
Neil Mechanic - JJ Buckley, November 2010
Dried cherry pomegranate seed mild herbs and licorice permeate the nose while the palate entry shows black cherry and dried cranberry infused with menthol and olives. A spicy streak follows with a strut of pepper cardamom... Dried cherry pomegranate seed mild herbs and licorice permeate the nose while the palate entry shows black cherry and dried cranberry infused with menthol and olives. A spicy streak follows with a strut of pepper cardamom and anise kicking in on the finish along with an ample amount of tannins. The abundant acids keep the structured fruit in check. This is still an infant and will need another 6-9 months to develop niceley and then should drink well over a 3 to 5 year span. Veering away from the path of overextracted Santa Rita fruit bombs this is a mélange of seductive spice which shows itself to be quite cellar worthy!