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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Clos Pegase Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Clos Pegase Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 96234)
The Wine News rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $37.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc.

On the nose, pure cassis, blackberry and cherry fruit tones combine with cocoa, coffee and cedar. The palate is big, luscious; full bodied yet vibrant, pure and elegant, with seamless toasty oak integration combining with fine tannins, leading to a long finish.

"Garnet hue with a fuchsia rim. Seductive black cherry and glove leather aromas. Soft, creamy texture with ripe plum, cherry and milk chocolate flavors. Lasting ripe black fruit impressions with well-integrated, sweet tannins." 92 Points
The Wine News

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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.