($60) Vivid ruby-red. Intensely perfumed aromas of blackcurrant and cherry preserves, with sexy notes of cola and dried rose adding complexity. Deep, gently chewy dark berry flavors boast impressive power and are firmed by a juicy mineral quality. Offers a seductive blend of richness and vivacity and finishes with excellent clarity and length.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: May/June 2009
Wine Advocate | Rating: 89
From Dijon clones, the 2007 Pinot Noir Clos Pepe is very good, with notes of loamy soil, underbrush, red and black cherries, medium body, and crisp acids. All of these Pinot Noirs see about 50% whole clusters, and to his credit, Wells Guthrie keeps the new oak to a minimum (30% or less).