Santa Rita Hills
If you are looking for purity and a very correct expression of pinot noir, this is the wine. It has such a lovely aroma of rose petal and, again, an easy-to-enjoy-now style that is the hallmark of this vintage.
Robert Parkers Wine Advocate
“The Pommard-like, stern, austerely-styled, muscular, angular 2004 Pinot Noir Clos Pepe displays abundant amounts of berry fruit intermixed with sweet cherry, earthy, spicy characteristics. While it was the most difficult of these Pinots to evaluate, I liked its style and could have easily confused it with a French premier cru Pommard in a blind tasting. It will benefit from another year or so of bottle age, and should drink well for 7-8 years or longer.” – RP