Beau Marchais Clos Pepe Vineyard Est Pinot Noir Sta Rita Hills, USA 2020
VINTAGE : 2020
COUNTRY : USA
REGION/APPELLATION : California, Central Coast
VARIETALS : Pinot Noir
"While there won't be any releases from Santa Lucia due to smoke, they were able to release their Clos Pepe Pinot Noirs. The 2020 Pinot Noir Clos Pepe Est Vineyard saw 25% stems, 48 days on stems, and aging all in new barrels. Lots of mulberry, chocolate covered strawberries, and plum fruits as well as notes of orange blossom and spice emerge from the glass, and it's a rich, full-bodied, textured beauty that packs one heck of a mid-palate. With ripe tannins and an expansive, supple texture, drink this hedonistic, sexy Pinot Noir on release and over the following 7-8 years."
94-96 Jeb Dunnuck