94 Points

2014 WALT "Clos Pepe" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

$75.00
SKU
14WPN7CP-6PK-O
Critic Review
94
Points
Wine Advocate, 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 that should benefit from short term cellaring and have a decade or more of longevity.
94
Points
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

In 2014, an exceptionally dry winter and warm spring led to an early bud break. The growing season ran ahead of schedule all year. The lower yields produced concentrated, complex, and age-worthy wines.

More Information
Bottle Size750mL
Varietal Composition100% Pinot Noir
Barrel Aging10 months in 50% New Francois Freres
AppellationSta. Rita Hills
VineyardClos Pepe Vineyard
Vintage NotesWow, 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 that should benefit from short term cellaring and have a decade or more of longevity.
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