Large Format 94 Points

2014 WALT Clos Pepe Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 1.5L

Pinot Noir - Clos Pepe Vineyard

$160.00
$144.00 Member price*
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SKU
14WPN1CP
Critic Review
94
Points
Jeb Dunnuck

Wow, the inky opaque colored 2014 Pinot Noir Clos Pepe Vineyard is a sensational Pinot Noir. Giving up tons of black raspberry, cassis, toasty oak, crushed violets and campfire aromas and flavors, this youthful, even backwards effort has fabulous richness and depth, a layered texture and ripe tannin that emerges on the finish. This is a big, rich Pinot Noir...
94
Points
Large Format 94 Points

Central Coast AVA
Roughly 250 miles along the coastline of California
from Santa Barbara County to San Francisco County

Sta. Rita Hills
Follows a clearly defined maritime “throat” that
ushers in the Pacific fog and constant cooling breezes.

Sandy Loam Soils
Cause vines to produce grapes with powerful varietal
character

The wine brims with a spicy vinous character, shaded by accents of ripe strawberry, warm raspberry compote and freshly cultivated earth. Soft and lush on the palate, the wine’s supple texture gives way to a lengthy finish buoyed by chewy tannins.
  • Spicy
  • Ripe Strawberry
  • Raspberry Compote
  • Earth

The iconic Clos Pepe vineyard is situated in a cool enclave within the Sta. Rita Hills. The prevailing winds coming from the Pacific slow the ripening of these vines, allowing for saturated flavors to accumulate throughout the decidedly long growing season.

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