This wine is drinking beautifully and will age well for another 5 years.
In 2013 we were again lucky to continue to work with the fabulous Clos Pepe Chardonnay, Wente clone. Picked from one of the coolest sites on the property, this beauty came in late and lean and has evolved into a complexly aromatic bombshell. Currently, peach and apricot dominates the palate. She’s a real showstopper, even at this young age.
Hand picked, sorted and and pressed during the cool nighttime hours of the Sta. Rita Hills.Native yeast fermentation. Lots were pressed to neutral French oak barrels and stainless steel barrels and cool fermented. Barrel aged on the lees in Oak and seperate Stainless steel lots. The lots were then blended to increase the complexity.