Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills Machado Vineyard 2018

Pinot Noir from Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California
JD 97
WE 96
WS 95
WA 95
15.0% ABV
Item # 339616

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750ml
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97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2018 Pinot Noir Machado is pure class, showing beautiful purity of fruit as well as classic Sta. Rita Hills complexity and spice. Lots of raspberry, strawberry, spring flowers, forest floor, spice, and just a touch of seaside-like iodine all emerge from the glass. It's a wonderfully complete, balanced, seamless 2018 that does everything right. (8/4/20)"

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Joyous and aromatically arresting scents of creamy black cherry, black raspberry, licorice and black cardamom grab hold of the nose and don't waver on this bottling. Deep and dark fruit flavors mix with hints of dank herb, tarragon and even cannabis on the palate, where the acidity is penetrating and persistent. (Nov 2020)"

95 points Wine Spectator: "Complex, with lithe minerality and rich savoriness to the concentrated raspberry, red plum and currant flavors, backed by crunchy acidity. Delicate and well-spiced on the pure-tasting finish. Drink now through 2026. 676 cases made. (10/15/20)"

95 points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Pinot Noir Machado has a medium ruby color and deep, layered aromas of pure violet, garrigue, laurel, aniseed and forest floor, seamlessly accenting a core of black and red berries. The palate is medium-bodied with loads of lift and silkiness, elegantly fruited and with a long, ethereal finish. 675 cases produced. Drink: 2020-2027. (Oct 2020)"
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97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2018 Pinot Noir Machado is pure class, showing beautiful purity of fruit as well as classic Sta. Rita Hills complexity and spice. Lots of raspberry, strawberry, spring flowers, forest floor, spice, and just a touch of seaside-like iodine all emerge from the glass. It's a wonderfully complete, balanced, seamless 2018 that does everything right. (8/4/20)"

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Joyous and aromatically arresting scents of creamy black cherry, black raspberry, licorice and black cardamom grab hold of the nose and don't waver on this bottling. Deep and dark fruit flavors mix with hints of dank herb, tarragon and even cannabis on the palate, where the acidity is penetrating and persistent. (Nov 2020)"

95 points Wine Spectator: "Complex, with lithe minerality and rich savoriness to the concentrated raspberry, red plum and currant flavors, backed by crunchy acidity. Delicate and well-spiced on the pure-tasting finish. Drink now through 2026. 676 cases made. (10/15/20)"

95 points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Pinot Noir Machado has a medium ruby color and deep, layered aromas of pure violet, garrigue, laurel, aniseed and forest floor, seamlessly accenting a core of black and red berries. The palate is medium-bodied with loads of lift and silkiness, elegantly fruited and with a long, ethereal finish. 675 cases produced. Drink: 2020-2027. (Oct 2020)"
Product SKU 339616
Producer Brewer-Clifton
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Central Coast
Appellation Sta. Rita Hills
Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 15.0%
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