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Clos Pegase Chardonnay Mitsuko's Vineyard Carneros 2015

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Picked in the early morning hours and transported to the winery before daybreak, the cold grapes were loaded into the press for a two hour gentle press. This slow release of the Chardonnay juice allowed for control of the phenolics and permitted constant tasting of the pressed juice. After settling, the clarified juice was racked into oak barrels and primary fermentation proceeded slowly in our cool cave system. When fermentation was complete, all new Chardonnay wines were inoculated with a malolactic bacteria strain, which naturally deacidified the wine without production of buttery flavors and aromas that can detract from our Estate fruit personality. As the wine slowly matured in barrel, each barrel was stirred frequently and aged sur lie for 10 months without racking.

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Clos Pegase:
Clos Pegase is a celebration of the ancient marriage of wine and art. The winery's very name alludes to the Greek myth which tells us that the winged horse, Pegasus, unleashed the sacred Spring of the Muses, bringing life to the vines and inspiration to the poets. The Pegasus has also inspired the proprietors of Clos Pegase, Jan and Mitsuko Shrem, to assemble an important collection of 20th ce... Read more
Clos Pegase is a celebration of the ancient marriage of wine and art. The winery's very name alludes to the Greek myth which tells us that the winged horse, Pegasus, unleashed the sacred Spring of the Muses, bringing life to the vines and inspiration to the poets. The Pegasus has also inspired the proprietors of Clos Pegase, Jan and Mitsuko Shrem, to assemble an important collection of 20th century paintings, sculpture, and wine-related art and antiquities spanning 4,000 years which grace the Clos Pegase Winery, inside and out. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Clos Pegase Chardonnay Mitsuko's Vineyard Carneros

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464771,093
0.00 5
10/06/2017

Plush and aromatic with green apple and toasted caramel notes, lightly smoked with deep toasted vanilla and a touch of lemon. Creamy, oaky and buttery on the palate, with fruit notes of peppery lemon, green apple and plantain, this finishes with a crisp flash of oak and plenty more melted butter. 90 pts


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Snooth User: sgain dubh
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Vintage: 2007 04/24/2010

smooth great finish


External Reviews for Clos Pegase Chardonnay Mitsuko's Vineyard Carneros

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Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

Bright yellow-gold color. Full-blown aromas of apricot and peach compote. Fat, round and sweet, with pineapple and honey flavors. In a rather oily, unrestrained style.


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Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

Fresh, snappy and vibrant, with ripe pear, melon and citrus notes that are pure and focused. Ends with a fresh, fruity aftertaste. Drink now.


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Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

Faintly musky, complex nose combines smoke, flint and fresh herbs. Fat, sweet, lush and generous, with nicely integrated ripe acids framing the lime and fresh herb flavors. Finishes with subtle length.


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Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

A beautiful Chardonnay with powerful tropical fruit, lime, nectarine, apricot and new oak flavors. Firmer acidity than you usually get from Carneros. This is a sleek, elegant wine, with a bracing streak of steely minerality. Kudos to owner Jan Shrem for putting it into a screwcap.


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Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

Fresh and vibrant, with ripe peach, nectarine and pear notes that are crisp and mouthwatering. Drink now.


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Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

Ripe, with rich, lively pear, ginger, hazelnut and honeydew melon flavors, itrsquo;s an easy-drinking, complex style thatrsquo;s appealing.


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Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

A well-made earthy, oaky wine with a funky, toasty nose, medium green-apple flavors and a spicy, toasty finish. It delivers all this, but it doesnrsquo;t quite go the extra mile. Consequently it suffers from being too moderate overall.


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Picked in the early morning hours and transported to the winery before daybreak, the cold grapes were loaded into the press for a two hour gentle press. This slow release of the Chardonnay juice allowed for control of the phenolics and permitted constant tasting of the pressed juice. After settling, the clarified juice was racked into oak barrels and primary fermentation proceeded slowly in our cool cave system. When fermentation was complete, all new Chardonnay wines were inoculated with a malolactic bacteria strain, which naturally deacidified the wine without production of buttery flavors and aromas that can detract from our Estate fruit personality. As the wine slowly matured in barrel, each barrel was stirred frequently and aged sur lie for 10 months without racking.

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Alcohol: 14.6%

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