Clos Pepe Estate

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

9.2223 ratings
9.026 pro ratings
Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Rob Brobst III

The Estate closed after this magnificent bottling!

The Estate closed after this magnificent bottling!

Oct 31st, 2018
Bill Bender

Forceful yet it has round delicious edges, I enjoyed this a lot. In a sweet, succulent drink now window.

Forceful yet it has round delicious edges, I enjoyed this a lot. In a sweet, succulent drink now window.

Jul 7th, 2018
Brett Pinkin

My last bottle of Clos Pepe. May you live on in my memories. Tasting beautifully balanced and refined right now at its peak. Vintage 2012 tasted July 2018.

My last bottle of Clos Pepe. May you live on in my memories. Tasting beautifully balanced and refined right now at its peak. Vintage 2012 tasted July 2018.

Jul 7th, 2018
Brett Pinkin

Wes Hagen, you are the man. Every bottle brings back memories of time at the Clos.

Wes Hagen, you are the man. Every bottle brings back memories of time at the Clos.

4 people found it helpfulOct 5th, 2013
Doug Lasater

Treat yourself to this beautiful wine! Color is a light garnet. From the pour are notes of dried cherry, smoked game and a touch of pepper. First sip was a wow. The second and subsequent have been of a delightfully smooth and soft and round and oh so complex taste. This wine is a reason to play the lottery.

Treat yourself to this beautiful wine! Color is a light garnet. From the pour are notes of dried cherry, smoked game and a touch of pepper. First sip was a wow. The second and subsequent have been of a delightfully smooth and soft and round and oh so complex taste. This wine is a reason to play the lottery.

3 people found it helpfulFeb 15th, 2015
Matt Devlin

Great Sta Rta hills pinot, my personal favorite vintage so far. -2009 vintage

Great Sta Rta hills pinot, my personal favorite vintage so far. -2009 vintage

2 people found it helpfulMar 28th, 2015
The Drunken Cyclist

Blogger The Drunken Cyclist

9.2

I would say this is a classic Clos: tart cherry brightness with a bit of earth on the finish. I like to think I can pick Clos Pepe blind out of a field of about 100. Oh wait, I did do that. How is that possible? Easy. It's effing awesome.

I would say this is a classic Clos: tart cherry brightness with a bit of earth on the finish. I like to think I can pick Clos Pepe blind out of a field of about 100. Oh wait, I did do that. How is that possible? Easy. It's effing awesome.

2 people found it helpfulJan 6th, 2015
Tony McClung

President Scarpetta Wine

8.5

Good sense of place made by the people of the place :-)

Good sense of place made by the people of the place :-)

1 person found it helpfulFeb 16th, 2013
Branden Bidwell

Vigneron Select. Held up well.

Vigneron Select. Held up well.

Nov 9th, 2015
James Leahy

2010 vintage. I'm less familiar with this producer but look forward to exploring more. Tight upon opening, but over time the fruit profile really built and became quite lovely. Fresh bing cherry came around, with some taut acidity.

2010 vintage. I'm less familiar with this producer but look forward to exploring more. Tight upon opening, but over time the fruit profile really built and became quite lovely. Fresh bing cherry came around, with some taut acidity.

Apr 6th, 2015