Clos Pegase Mitsuko's Vineyard Merlot 2000

Merlot from Carneros, California

Price: $29.99
Item No. 62402
  • W&S93
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • RP87

Winemaker's Notes

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.

Learn About Clos Pegase Map ItMap It

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.

Learn About Carneros

Technically a part of Napa Valley, the Carneros region straddles both Sonoma & Napa counties. It's the Napa region closest to the San Francisco peninsula and the San Pablo Bay, which is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo bay create a cool weather pattern ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Notable Facts Both Chardonnay...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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