Clos Pepe Estate

Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay

9.068 ratings
9.18 pro ratings
Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Philip Carpenter

Founder/Educator santabarbarawinetalk.com

10

Unbelievable salinity with a oh so subtle lemon blossom on the end. Sea spray for days.

Unbelievable salinity with a oh so subtle lemon blossom on the end. Sea spray for days.

Jul 29th, 2017
Nathaniel Muñoz

Side by side with Grand Cru Chablis was complimentary in almost every way

Side by side with Grand Cru Chablis was complimentary in almost every way

Jan 18th, 2015
Wes Hagen

Honey, slate, mineral and hazelnut. Perfectly mature and really singing in the mid palate. Opened it on a whim for a tour. I will horde the rest and sneak away for oysters or some uni. Yum!

Honey, slate, mineral and hazelnut. Perfectly mature and really singing in the mid palate. Opened it on a whim for a tour. I will horde the rest and sneak away for oysters or some uni. Yum!

Dec 29th, 2014
Clarissa Nagy

Wonderful representation of St. Rita Hills at SF School of Wine

Wonderful representation of St. Rita Hills at SF School of Wine

Nov 9th, 2014
Chris B.

It’s a shame this winery closed up a few years ago, as this was a lovely bottle (the vineyard is still producing and going strong apparently). Loaded with a crisp, oceany saltiness that was nicely leavened with lemon and cream soda. Bonus points for highlighting the woodsy, bonfire smokiness more common in the appellation’s pinots.

It’s a shame this winery closed up a few years ago, as this was a lovely bottle (the vineyard is still producing and going strong apparently). Loaded with a crisp, oceany saltiness that was nicely leavened with lemon and cream soda. Bonus points for highlighting the woodsy, bonfire smokiness more common in the appellation’s pinots.

Aug 16th, 2019
Jason Keefer

Great salinity and minerality, lemon and granite!

Great salinity and minerality, lemon and granite!

Aug 9th, 2019
Joe Roth

Holding up nicely

Holding up nicely

Apr 22nd, 2019
Joe Roth

Bottle a little off. Usually very good.

Bottle a little off. Usually very good.

May 14th, 2018
Joe Roth

Much better bottle than last night.

Much better bottle than last night.

Apr 5th, 2018
Joe Roth

Very Chablis-like

Very Chablis-like

Apr 4th, 2018