Clear lemon yellow in the glass. Upfront aromas of peach, melon, cut straw and bakers spice. A smooth delivery on the palate displays flavors of stone fruit, cantaloupe and pears with subtle notes of brioche and toasted coconut. The acid is bright and maintains a pleasant balance in the wine.
Picked in the early morning and delivered to the winery cold, the grapes are then gently pressed. The juice settled out for 24 hrs before being racked to tank, to undergo a slow cool fermentation. Using carefully selected strains of yeast along with native fermentation, we allowed the wine to reach just beyond halfway through fermentation before racking to barrel, where they completed primary fermentation. Using 30% new French oak, the wine then went full malolactic conversion in our caves; during which we battonage the barrels to increase mid palate complexity. After 9 months, the barrels were blended and lightly filtered before going to bottle.
About Clos Pegase Winery
Clos Pegase has always been known for its great estate-grown and bottled wines. The “Estate” designation means that the wines are made exclusively from grapes grown in our own vineyards and under our control. This requires a significant investment of time and money in vineyard management, but results in a higher level of quality that clearly comes through in the final wine. At Clos Pegase we have 410 acres in Napa Valley made up of three vineyards, each with unique characteristics that bring out the very best of the grapes we grow each vintage. By working with these same four vineyards over the decades we have gotten to know the nuances that can be brought out in each wine leading to an unmatched style and level of quality.