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2016 Walt Pinot Noir Clos Pepe

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Sta. Rita Hills
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Community Tasting Notes 27

  • mcanderson9 Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 29, 2021 - Dark cherry, molasses, spice. Had this a few years back at the vineyard and it continues to surpass expectations. Would absolutely drink again.

  • OaktownRush Likes this wine: 89 points

    April 7, 2021 - A nose of woodsmoke, asian spice, meat glaze, intermingling with some red plums and cherry preserves -- quite aromatic. The palate definitely has nice intensity with many of the same notes, plus the addition of a touch citrus marmalade. The palate definitely has a round quality with medium acid and medium, maybe medium+, body. Finishes with some nice hold that showcases some preserves and cooked fruit.

    Definitely enjoyable, though a touch extracted on the palate, I was looking for just a little bit more freshness and to have it dialed back just a little. I think this will please a lot of palates though, and it's definitely delivering in its intended style.

  • wconnolly Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 5, 2021 - Cherry, plum and cassis on the palate with an earthy, smoky finish. Checks all the boxes for a Sta. Rita Hills Pinot. Nicely done with good balance and limited acidity.

  • thh18731 Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 22, 2021 - This is a delicious full bodied Pinot.

  • wconnolly Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 27, 2020 - Walt’s Sta. Rita Hills offering. Smoky, earthy with sour cherry and plum on the palate. All the classic characteristics of the region. If Sea Smoke is the standard, this comes awfully close. I found this to be less acidic than a sea Smoke, making this approachable earlier. Very tasty and well priced.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Walt
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Clos Pepe
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Sta. Rita Hills

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 392 (42%)
  • Consumed 539 (58%)

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