Beau Marchais Clos Pepe Vineyard Ouest Pinot Noir Sta Rita Hills, USA 2020
VINTAGE : 2020
COUNTRY : USA
REGION/APPELLATION : California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County
VARIETALS : Pinot Noir
"The 2020 Pinot Noir Clos Pepe Ouest Vineyard comes from the western side of the vineyard, which sees slightly smaller berries and yields due to being hammered by the winds. It tends to be a riper Pinot Noir yet always seems more structured and focused than the Est Pinot Noir. Similarly deep purple-hued, with a beautiful bouquet of blue fruits, iron, candied orange zest, and spice, it's another rich, full-bodied, concentrated Pinot Noir that stays beautifully balanced and has ripe, building tannins as well as a great finish. While it's not for the Burgundy lovers out there (although you might be surprised), it has depth, structure, and is a brilliant Pinot Noir!"
95-97 Jeb Dunnuck