Clos Pegase Mitsuko's Vineyard Pinot Noir, Carneros, California, 2015

Clos Pegase Mitsuko's Vineyard Pinot Noir, Carneros, California, 2015 - Merchant of Wine

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Overview of the Wine

Completed in 1987, Clos Pegase was designed to be a temple to wine on a 47 acre Calistoga vineyard. The winery has a total of 450 acres, mostly located in Carneros. The Clos Pegase label features Pegasus, painted circa 1890 by the French artist Redon. This painting is winery owner Jan Shrem's favorite work of art from his extensive private collection.

Internationally-acclaimed architecture and a commitment to estate-grown Napa Valley wines make Clos Pegase one of the most distinctive wineries in the world. Clos Pegase wines are pure expressions of Napa Valley terroir. From its four parcels totaling 450 acres of Estate Vineyards, Clos Pegase has farmed these sites for four decades giving the winery unusual insight into the nuances of each.

Grape / Blend

Pinot Noir

Origin

Carneros, California

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

A muscular Pinot Noir, with it robust tannins and dark brooding fruit on the palate. As the aromas evolve in the glass, revealing whiffs of red cherry, rhubarb and slight licorice. The tannins drive the finish as the flavors develop into earthy forest floor, alongside blackcurrant and briar.

91 Points - James Suckling
A richer pinot with strawberry, cedar, leather and orange-peel character. Full body, round tannins and a tangy finish.

93 Points -  Ian Blackburn
I have the benefit of tasting this wine now, and at 5 years old it has fully blossomed into a more optimal effort.  A big, rubust, spice driven pinot with signature Carneros spice - orange rind - and cherry for days.  Make no mistake - this is serious stuff and priced for casual drinking... LOAD UP while it's here. 

Product size: 750ml

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