Cep Vineyards 2018 Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast, California
Cep Pinot Noir is remarkably good. It should be as it is made from coddled – and very expensively farmed – grapes from our estate vineyard. You simply cannot find a wine of this complexity and site expressiveness at this price point unless it is a second label; certainly not one from the Coast where our yields are so low. Cep Pinot Noir delivers the balance and elegance you expect from de-classified barrels of Peay Vineyards’ Estate Pinot noirs. The high-toned nose captivates with raspberry/strawberry notes mingled with deeper anise and tea notes. The mouth feel is round though precise with a medium length finish brought into focus by refreshing acidity.
The 2019 Cep Pinot Noir is a seamless, well-balanced wine that really captures the potential of Pinot noir from the cold West Sonoma Coast. The aroma on the nose is bright and lifted with raspberry, wild strawberry, sandalwood and tea notes whirling about in perfect harmony. This is not a big, juicy fruit monster but instead perfectly balances floral, fruit, and earth aromas revealing a transparency to site rarely seen at this price point. The wine has great energy and persistence on the finish. Really an excellent wine made from barrels of Peay Vineyards estate Pinot noir grown on our vineyard on the West Sonoma Coast. 900 cases produced.
Winemaking: 5% whole cluster, aged in 100% old French barriques, bottled c and unfiltered. Alcohol/ TA/pH: 13.4%/0.55/3.61
Size: 750 ML