Brewer Clifton Machado Pinot Noir 2018 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Brewer Clifton Machado Pinot Noir 2018 750ml
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Brewer Clifton Machado Pinot Noir 2018

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Category Red Wine
Origin California, Central Coast
Brand Brewer Clifton
Alcohol/vol 15%
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Aroma: Cherry, Rhubarb, Mint. Flavor: Blackberry, Boysenberry, Allspice. Texture: Black Tea, Silt.
Wine Enthusiast
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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.

November 1, 2020
Wine Spectator
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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.

October 15, 2020
Wine Advocate
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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.

October 30, 2020
Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2015 Pinot Noir Machado offers a perfumed, nuanced and savory bouquet of herbes de Provence, dried strawberries, dusty earth and spice to go with a seamless, elegant style on the palate that stays weightless and lively. It’s more restrained and reserved than the 459 cuvee (which is from the same vineyard), yet opens up with time in the glass, has a terrific mid-palate and is beautifully balanced. I like it today, but it should be at its best from 2019-2025+. (Aug 2017)

  • v92

A powerful, intense wine, the 2018 Pinot Noir Machado has a lot of depth, but it is also not ready to show all its cards yet. Potent tannins wrap around a core of dark fruit, leather, menthol and tobacco. The Machado is a wine of real substance, bit it will be a few years before the 2018 is at its most expressive and rewarding to drink.

July 2020

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