June 12, 2019

2003 Ken Brown Wines Clos Pepe Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

I have sampled this on several occasions when young. As Ken said, the wine “drank like a Cab, but oh what a ride!” However, with a few years of age, the wine now showed more restraint and polish. The rough edges had disappeared, the tannins had softened, and the aromatics were more bright and persistent. It is still a hulk of a wine, but more calm and well-behaved.. Reviewed July 23, 2007

Winery: Ken Brown Wines
From article: Sta. Rita Hills Wine & Fire