2021 Beau Marchais Clos Pepe Vineyard Pinot Noir – The Clos Pepe Vineyard is one of the most famous Pinot Noir vineyards in Santa Barbara County. I began working with this fruit in its inaugural 2000 vintage, and thanks to the kindness of WALT WINES (who now leases the vineyard), Philippe and I were able to purchase this fruit for Beau Marchais. To my taste this wine combines that richness of the Sud with the structure of the Nord, while possessing a darker fruit profile typical of wines from the Sta. Rita Hills.
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