2012 Clos Pepe Estate Chardonnay Barrel Fermented


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Sta. Rita Hills
Drink between 2014 - 2025 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • Djfermentation Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 9, 2018 - Still delicious and on a nice, slow, evolution with plenty of fresh, life ahead.

  • beerenauslese Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 11, 2017 - Just-ripe pear with tart green apple, touch of vanilla, oak spice, and wet gravel, quite a lovely Chardonnay with light body. Delicious and very drinkable. Great QPR.

  • PeterFromThePan Likes this wine: 90 points

    July 23, 2017 - refreshing. peach. some noticeable acidity. I like it.

  • silton Likes this wine:

    January 20, 2016 - From a previous week, no notes taken but surely impressed; scads of minerals and tension, really really good, wish I had bought more when it was on the absurd sale price of $24. ~91

  • LJD Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 31, 2015 - Delicious as usual, liked by all.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/4/2015 (link)

    (Clos Pepe, BF Chardonnay Sta Rita Hills White) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Josh Raynolds
    Focus on Santa Barbara County (Dec 2014), 12/1/2014 (link)

    (Clos Pepe Estate Chardonnay Bf Sta. Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Santa Barbara: The Thrill of Discovery (Jul 2014) (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    12/10/2013 (link) 92 points

    (Clos Pepe Estate Chardonnay Barrel Fermented) Spring 2014 release - Light yellow color; tart pear, tart apple nose; tasty, juicy, very precise, tart apple, mineral, tart pear palate with good acidity; could use 6 months; medium-plus finish (14% alcohol; 11 months in 12% new French oak; 100% barrel fermented)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type White
  • Producer Clos Pepe Estate
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Barrel Fermented
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Sta. Rita Hills

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 58 (24%)
  • Consumed 185 (76%)

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