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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Clos Pegase Mitsukos Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003
Clos Pegase Mitsukos Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003
(search item no. 85775)
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

An exciting new venture for Clos Pegase, Pinot Noir offers, perhaps, our greatest challenge yet. Starting with just a few producing acres in Mitsuko's Vineyard, we have been quietly vinifying a few hundred cases of Pinot Noir since 1996. We were so encouraged by these initial experiments that we've expanded our vineyard plantings to more than 20 acres of the finest clones of Pinot we could lay our hands on.

The goal, as always at Clos Pegase, is to present these wines unfined and unfiltered with their full allocation of aromas and flavors left intact. A spray of cherry, licorice, strawberry and jam with svelte tannins and a lingering finish, this Pinot Noir will provide years of pleasure and improvement.

"...this outgoing Pinot Noir offers up big flavors filled up with cherries and sweet spice..."
-Connoisseur's Guide

My Notes:

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.