Brewer-Clifton Machado Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 130329
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • RP94
  • ST94
  • V94
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

The 2011 Machado Pinot Noir has a nose of blackberry, red-flesh plums and balsamic. The palate shows flaovrs of mission figs, black tea and mocha, with a powerful and brooding texture.

Critical Acclaim

"From deep clay and sandy soils planted completely by the Brewer-Clifton team and located just behind the Kessler-Hawk vineyard, the 2011 Pinot Noir Machado dishes out gorgeous red fruits, spice and crushed flower-like qualities that flow to a structured, ripe and yet elegant Pinot that needs bottle time to round into form. Give it another 2-3 years and enjoy through 2026. Drink 2015-2026."
94 Points

"Brilliant ruby-red. Assertively perfumed black raspberry and cherry-cola aromas accented by notes of potpourri and star anise. Broad and rich but with impressive lift and nerve to its red fruit liqueur flavors. Finishes silky and extremely long, with sneaky, fine-grained tannins and a hint of candied flowers."
94 Points

"The 2011 Pinot Noir Machado is deep, powerful and intense. Dark cherries, flowers, menthol and spices fill out on a broad-shouldered frame as the wine opens up in the glass. A bright, beautifully focused, structured Pinot, the 2011 Machado is firing on all cylinders today. These clay rich soils give the wine much of its size and shape."
94 Points

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While grounded in traditional ideals matched with extensive studies in Europe, the wines at Brewer-Clifton do not feel the necessity to be fettered by them. Instead, the vintners elect to employ the most sincere and vulnerable wine production practices so as to reinterpret classicism within the aesthetic of the Sta. Rita Hills. They do not strive to emulate any other producer...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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