Clos Pegase Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Today we’re highlighting a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon I’ve discovered from Clos Pegase Winery via Wines Til Sold Out. Located in the northern section of Napa Valley, just outside of Calistoga, the owners of Clos Pegase sought to create a world-class destination where wine would be celebrated as one of many art forms.
The winery itself is it’s own piece of artwork. 96 architects entered into a competition to design the winery, with Michael Graves winning the hard fought competition. The winery has become a destination for those who appreciate fine artwork and first-class hospitality. But I’m getting distracted… Can you tell I want to visit? Let’s get back on track and pop the cork on the Clos Pegase Cabernet Sauvignon 2009!
Appearance: A deep crimson at the core turning ruby at the rim. It has nice legs and good clarity.
Nose: Powerful with black cherry, cocoa and toasty oak. There’s quite a bit of oak on the nose and a bit of heat coming through.
On the palate: There are flavors of dried cherries, cedar, vanilla, spice, licorice, roasted meat and scorched earth. It’s masculine and rich yet smooth with refined tannins.
Varietal Composition: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petite Verdot
Origin: Napa Valley, CA
Value Rating: 4.5 / 5
Price: $20 ($50 Retail)
Should you buy? At the incredible price of $20 shipped I personally bought several cases of the Clos Pegase Cabernet Sauvignon 2009.
Value Proposition – Clos Pegase Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
At full retail the Clos Pegase Cabernet would make a perfectly fine contender if you were shopping in the $40-60 price range for Napa Valley Cabernet. However at only $20 this is a terrific wine for the money: It’s smooth and rich with moderate to good complexity. It’s new world, ripe and fruit-forward richness remind me of Caymus’ Cabernet Sauvignon, which you probably can’t find for $20. Give the Clos Pegase Cabernet a shot, especially if it pops up again on Wines Til Sold Out. It’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
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