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Clos Pepe Estate

Clos Pepe Estate Clos Pepe Estate produces small amounts of Pinot Noir and Chablis-style Chardonnay (non-oaked). Our Estate wines have scored 90+ points in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and the Pinot Report. We invite passionate lovers of Pinot Noir to call and schedule an appointment for a tour, tasting and the opportunity to purchase Clos Pepe Estate wines. These detailed and personal tours are conducted by Wes Hagen, winemaker and viticulturist, and are usually scheduled for 10:30am. It is recommended to call/write a week in advance, but tours may be scheduled on shorter notice. Tours last between one and three hours, depending on everyone's schedules and interest. Please visit our educational website where you can learn how we grow grapes, make wine, and we now offer secure wine sales at our own online store. A trip to the Santa Rita Hills isn't complete until you stop by Clos Pepe Vineyards - either in person or on the web!


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4777 East Highway 246, Lompoc, CA, US, 93436 Email:
Phone: 805-735-2196 Web:
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  Clos Pepe Estate Chardonnay 'Homage to Chablis'
'In 2003, the 'Homage to Chablis' program gets back to its roots. The delicious 2002 did not complete ML fermentation, and was a more California-style white wine than previous vintages. The 2003 is a more traditional rendering of our stainless-steel and neutral oak Chardonnay. The wine has a very complex nose of wet stones, apple, grapefruit, pear, oyster shell and hints of hazelnut and pineapple/guava. The wine has huge concentration but manages to keep a balance that makes it food friendly. Think of it as a wine with a Chablis frame and a Santa Rita Hills landscape. From early tasting and how this wine has developed, this may be the best 'Homage' to date for those that like the flinty, minerally quality in a wine with very good fruit length and vibrant acidity.'
  Clos Pepe Estate Pinot Noir
A sleek and sexy wine, the 2004 benefited from a rare combination of full ripeness and excellent acidity. You will certainly smell the characteristic explosion of black and berry fruits in the nose, but plan to be surprised by the fantastic level of tartness and acidity that is evident in the structure of the 2004 Pinot Noir. Good acid in a Pinot Noir makes it a fantastic dining accompaniment, and this wine will match with everything from salmon to elk tenderloin. Harvest 2004 was punctuated by a heat wave that got the grapes fully ripe, but the acid didn't have much time to dissipate, so the resulting wines are really special in that regard. We think you will enjoy the wine young--full of generous fruit character and verve, and the levels of fruit and acidity hint at an amazingly long cellaring capacity for this wine as well. As usual, we believe 5 years in the bottle will be a rule of thumb for Clos Pepe Pinot Noirs. Another really nice wine from the Santa Rita Hill's own Grand Cru: Clos Pepe Vineyards. Blend of 115 and 667 Clones from hillside plantings. 14.4% alcohol and 1/3 new French oak barrels for 11 months. (SHIPS IN FEB 2006)
  Clos Pepe Estate Pinot Noir ‘Vigneron Select’
The best balanced out of 32 barrels, it was hard to pick the 'best barrel' of the vintage out of so many gems. This one came from a brand new Seguin Moreau barrel (French Oak), and is anything but overoaked. The wine is fruity, harmonious, and vineyard-driven. Expect a touch more richness and pedigree (complexity) than the blended, 'normal' bottling. Also expect this wine to age tirelessly--we believe it can do 5-7 years in a good cellar with no problem.(SHIPS IN FEB 2006)


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