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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Clos Pegase Mitsuko's Vineyard Merlot 1999
Clos Pegase Mitsuko's Vineyard Merlot 1999
(search item no. 47434)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $27.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

1999 was a glorious vintage in the Napa Valley, where the vines held off ripening until the splendid Indian summer of October, when the day length is short and the promise long. This single vineyard offering displays in spades the silky mouthfeel and spicy red currant character inherent in our Carneros fruit. After a lengthy elevage in our cool, naturally climatized, underground caves, this cuvee was blended and bottled without filtration. Its elegant balance and fine tannin texture guarantee long cellaring and many years of pleasurable drinking. Enjoy.
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About Clos Pegase:

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.