2014 A.P. Vin Pinot Noir Clos Pepe Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Sta. Rita Hills
Drink between 2017 - 2021 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • La Cave d'Argent Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 9, 2019 - This medium-to-deep ruby, medium-bodied wine is as youthful as its appearance. Bright red and black cherry fruit is accented with cocoa and pumpkin pie spice. The flavors are quite intense and are supported by fresh acidity, medium sweet tannins, well-integrated oak and seamless alcohol (14.4%). I particularly love the fullness on the mid-palate and the impressively long finish. This wine will reach its tenth birthday with grace. Drink now-2024.

  • budman Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 31, 2019 - Lots going on here. Saved some for tomorrow.

  • tomoem Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 9, 2017 - I think the notes of CT member T_MODERNE are spot on. Particularly his comments from the terms "earthy ......". Spot on and I concur.

    I am a huge fan of AP Vin and this wine is definitely different than their others but equally delicious.

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  • t_moderne wrote: 88 points

    September 12, 2016 - Pop (unscrewed - Stelvin screwcap) and poured and served slightly chilled. Enjoyed with food and then on its own. Followed for about three hours.
    Deep purple color. Nose is earthy with some forest floor and some brown spice elements mixing in with the dark fruit.
    Good richness to the wine with black cherries and brown spice and a hint of menthol. Some licorice, vanilla and touch of oak on the finish. Shows a little heat. Fair level of acidity.
    This seems to be an earthier wine for Andrew than wines from other vineyards.
    Closed under a Vacu-vin and refrigerated so will taste again.

    Tasted the following evening. This has taken on a little weight and the ripe fruit element has come more to the foreground. Shows some improvement.
    Enjoyable but not quite and outstanding wine.

  • t_moderne wrote: 88 points

    December 11, 2015 - Pop (unscrew) and pour and served without food. Followed for about 1 hour.
    Nice nose of brown spice and earthy notes.
    Surprising in that this is not as big and fruit forward as many other AP Vin wines. Good striking acidity that stands above the flavors of black cherries and blackberries and some earthy mushroom. A little bit muted on the finish, however. A good wine.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Red
  • Producer A.P. Vin
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Clos Pepe Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Sta. Rita Hills

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  • In Cellars 122 (53%)
  • Consumed 108 (47%)

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