The blend is once again driven by the Pommard clone and has a powerfully spicy and fruit forward nose. Effusive flavors of 'pinot-funk', concentrated strawberry, and unique sea-bed minerality prevail. The palate is focused upon entry and opens up to be broad and smooth through the finish.
The WALT "Clos Pepe” Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir displayed its remarkable character even as pre-fermented juice. We knew we had something special on our hands and exercised extreme care throughout vinification in order to preserve the distinctive perfumes, flavors and textures of the wine. Displaying a Burgundian disposition, this wine is dark, earthy, smokey and spilling over with red fruits. The texture allures with its richness and density while the wine’s supple lift and delicate mouthfeel warrant an enduring balance and completeness.