WALT "Clos Pepe"
Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
Winegrowers Stephen and Cathy Pepe own a truly exceptional piece of land. Combine their amazing site with the vineyard leadership of Wes Hagen, and you find a team determined to grow fruit that fully expresses the personality of its vineyard. With very limiting soils and a strict adherence to natural winegrowing, the Clos Pepe vineyard optimizes the complexity and nuance of Pinot Noir.
The WALT “Clos Pepe” Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir displayed its remarkable character even as pre-fermented juice. We knew we had something special on our hands and exercised extreme care throughout vinification in order to preserve the distinctive perfumes, flavors and textures of the wine. Displaying a Burgundian disposition, this wine is dark, earthy, smokey and spilling over with red fruits. The texture allures with its richness and density while the wine’s supple lift and delicate mouthfeel warrant an enduring balance and completeness.
BLEND: 100% PINOT NOIR
VINEYARD: 100% CLOS PEPE VINEYARD
CLONES: POMMARD AND DIJON 115