2009 Tyler Pinot Noir Clos Pepe

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Sta. Rita Hills
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • Topper wrote:

    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.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2011, IWC Issue #159 (link)

    (Tyler Winery Pinot Noir Clos Pepe Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills) Subscribe to see review text.

  • 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

Wine Definition

  • 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

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  • In Cellars 33 (48%)
  • Consumed 36 (52%)

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