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2009 Tyler Pinot Noir Clos Pepe
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- > Central Coast
- > Sta. Rita Hills
Community Tasting Notes 6
January 11, 2014 - I won't give this a formal score because I might have missed something or it may just not be my cup of wine. I found this to be tasty but too fruit-forward; more like a grape-cherry lollypop. That said other cellar-trackers, one pro, and at least one person at the table all find it delicious so I will attribute it to palate differences and move on.
jtinto Likes this wine: (92 points)
August 2, 2013 - Bright, juicy, all around seriously flavorful with light weight. A winning combination for me.
RobertDwyer wrote: (87 points)
June 18, 2013 - Lighter in weight and aromatic presence than I expected after tasting their Sonoma County and La Encantada bottlings. Was thinking this would be the best of the 3, however I thought it was actually a bit lacking. It just didn't achieve the effortless power I'd hoped for. Still, beautiful color and very good. But the bottle I drank from fell short of something I'd call outstanding.
Glharv wrote: (93 points)
May 1, 2012 - Nose -- Toast and cherries evolving into something much more like exotic spice, pencil shavings, cedar and pine. Really powerful and intoxicating.
The earthy pine/cedar/spice reveals itself even further into the taste, where it confronts a blast of tart cherry and raspberry acidity. Some bittersweet chocolate in the finish to round things out. A complex, non-conforming pinot with plenty of surprises. In a word, wow.
cpsmith33 wrote: (93 points)
April 22, 2012 - In Pursuit of Balance (NYC): One of our favorites of the tasting. Very complex.
Pro Reviews 2
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Josh Raynolds
November/December 2011, Issue #159 (link)
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By Richard Jennings
3/19/2012 (link) 92 points
(Tyler Pinot Noir Clos Pepe) Medium cherry red color; nice, floral, floaty, cherry, baked cherry nose; tasty, tart cherry, tart strawberry, mineral palate; medium finish
- Vintage 2009
- Type Red
- Producer Tyler
- Varietal Pinot Noir
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Clos Pepe
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Central Coast
- Appellation Sta. Rita Hills
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 44 (73%)
- Consumed 16 (27%)