Siduri Clos Pepe Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013
|Appellation||Sta. Rita Hills|
Wine AdvocateMy favorite of the Sta. Rita Hills releases, the 2013 Pinot Noir Clos Pepe Vineyard offers sensational purity and elegance in its darker berry fruits, crushed flowers, underbrush and hints of mint. Seamless, silky and refined, it still has plenty of fruit and texture, and shows terrific focus on the finish. I'm a fan and this bottle drank beautifully over the three days I had the bottle open. It will have a decade or more of overall longevity.
Wine EnthusiastRipe raspberry juice is spiced heavily with cloves rendered in butter and flashes of black pepper on this wine by Adam Lee. It's fresh and flavorful on the powerful palate, with lots of black spice, vibrant berry juice and fresh thyme on the edges. This wine is alive with energy and verve.
Wine SpectatorOffers lots of red and wild berry aromas, turning tighter and firmer on the palate, with anise and dusty earth notes. Turns simpler on the aftertaste. Drink now through 2020.