2009 Clos Pepe Estate Chardonnay Barrel Fermented


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Sta. Rita Hills
Drink between 2013 - 2017 (Edit)
CT91.1 36 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 35

  • The Drunken Cyclist Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 1, 2020 - After this bottle, I only have one left from this vintage and another dozen total from other various vintages. And that's it--the winery no longer exists. And that is tragic. This is yet another stellar bottle with a touch of funk but otherwise bright green apple and pear. The palate is marvelous: the fruit is slightly muted, but great tartness and minerality with oodles of verve, Whoa. Fantastic. thedrunkencyclist.com

  • JOsgood wrote:

    May 13, 2019 - Has held up well in the bottle. Just a hint of secondary coming thru now. Was best upon release though.

  • Anonymous Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 9, 2019 - This has great structure, solid lemon/citrus flavors. Medium dry.

  • Djfermentation Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 8, 2018 - Drank our final bottle, a magnum, last night with family. Wow! This bottle has progressed and evolved so gracefully. We probably could have given it several more years, however, this a great spot now. So fresh, with early fruit flavors mellowing a bit, yet still quite bright. Terrific stuff

  • Anonymous Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 26, 2017 - Still tasting great. Good structure and the fruit is crisp. Stone fruit with a nice mix of mineral flavors make this nicely complex.

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

    (Clos Pepe Estate Chardonnay BF (Barrel Fermented) Sta. Rita Hills) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Exploring California's Central Coast (Aug 2011) (link)

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


  • By Richard Jennings
    2/28/2011 (link) 91 points

    (Clos Pepe Estate Chardonnay Barrel Fermented) Tart citrus, tart apple nose; tasty, tart apple, tart citrus palate with medium acidity, needs 2 years; medium-plus finish (vineyard planted in 1996)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • 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 35 (21%)
  • Consumed 131 (79%)

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