Red

2011 Clos Pepe Estate Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Sta. Rita Hills
Drink between 2015 - 2022 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 35

  • valecnik Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 29, 2021 - Tasted against the '09 and the '05. This was clearly the most youthful of the bunch, with a zingy edge, more primary fruit, and oaky mocha notes.

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  • iamandyc Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 18, 2020 - To my surprise, I found a bottle I didn't know I had of this pinot. Just awesome as usual. Really miss this winery and their estate pinot bottling. This is such a pure beam of red pinot fruit in a silky, medium bodied package. Balanced with really nice supporting structure and a long lively finish. Wish I had more!

  • vino_per_tutti Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 24, 2020 - Consistent with prior notes. Sad song made better with time! Thanks, Wes!

  • The Drunken Cyclist Likes this wine: 95 points

    October 4, 2020 - Retail $50. I have waxed (hopefully poetically at least once) about my admiration for Clos Pepe and winemaker Wes Hagen. Slightly less often, I have lamented the demise of the winery, which I will not go into yet again here. While I still have a grand total of 6 cases from the Clos, with each bottle, the universe shrinks. I opened this bottle as my Eagles were battling the 49ers on Sunday Night Football and had pulled ahead of the team from the Bay. As a typical Eagles fan, I was sure that my team would blow it and I would retire for the evening once again dismayed, disappointed, and disgruntled. To ease my pain, I pulled this from the cellar. Whoa. And then another. We had tried a bottle nearly a year ago at Thanksgiving, and it was stellar. This bottle? Likely better. Gorgeous red berry fruit, eucalyptus, subtle black pepper, and perhaps some sage on the nose. Yowza. The palate is even more incredible with a wave of fruit, depth, perfectly balanced acidity, and a finish that lasted until the last failed pass attempt by the 49ers that ended the game. While I was happy that the Eagles won, this wine (almost) rendered the final score irrelevant. thedrunkencyclist.com

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  • vino_per_tutti Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 1, 2020 - Keeps getting better with age. Dark, inky (red, not purple) color. Cola, black cherry and eucalyptus on the nose. Baked cherry pie, cola and asian spice on the palate. Round, but in that SRH sun-soaked style, a bit on the syrupy side. Big Cali PN! Tannins nicely integrated at this point, leaving a silky finish. Just a few more to go. Miss you, Wes.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Clos Pepe Estate
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Sta. Rita Hills
  • UPC Codes 790000101219, 851224000471

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 293 (40%)
  • Consumed 432 (60%)

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