2005 Brewer-Clifton Clos Pepe Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

15.9% alc., 264 cases, $56. This 30- acre vineyard is owned and farmed by the Pepe and Hagen families. This wine is sourced from a section of the vineyard planted to Pommard 5 clone. · Intriguing nose of black-fruited jam on toast with a touch of chocolate. Surprisingly light-weighted for a Clos Pepe bottling, the earth-toned dark fruits are softly textured and encased in silky tannins. A hint of alcohol peaks out on the start and dry finish but is not obtrusive. Reviewed October 1, 2008

Winery: Brewer-Clifton
From article: Brewer-Clifton Recent Retrospective