CLOS PEPE ESTATE - Pinot-Noir, Vigneron Select - 2013 - Sta Rita Hills, CA
Bigger and richer than the 2012 will likely be the simplest and most repeated definition of the 2013 Pinot Noirs from Clos Pepe. It should be a vintage where critics and wine lovers agree—big enough for high scores, elegant enough to match with salmon after a short stint in the cellar. Explosive red and black berry fruits in the nose, edge of jammy with oak toast and baking spices. Good grip and chewiness—a very primary wine that will please crowds and critics, but will also show enough restraint in the glass to be a fantastic table wine.