Clos Pegase

Tenma Vineyard
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2010 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 14 | Lot No. 57
Vintage

2008

Clos Pegase

Tenma Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Tenma Vineyard, located on an alluvial fan at the base of Jericho Canyon in Calistoga, is named for the Japanese Pegasus and provides our flagship Cabernet Sauvignon. This particular wine was fashioned from two parcels of Clone 7 Cabernet Sauvignon with the assistance of consulting winemaker Paul Hobbs.


Aging Process

Aged in 80% new French oak for 22 months total. Evaluated quarterly for racking.

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.65
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Q&A With the Winemaker

Q: Premiere Napa Valley wines are innovative and allow each winery to showcase the region's sense of exploration in fine winemaking. What kind of exploration did your Premiere Napa Valley wine allow you to do?

A: The Clos Pegase Premier Napa Valley lot afforded us the opportunity to explore blends produced from the two rockiest sites in our estate Tenma Vineyard, located in the palasades at the base of Mt. St. Helena in Calistoga.

Q: What was your inspiration for this offering?

A: Clos Pegase is always dedicated to producing wines that exemplify the inherent characteristics of our Estate vineyards. Our Premier Napa Valley offering let us hyper-focus on a very unique. very small area within our premium Cabernet vineyard.

Q: Fill in the blanks: I chose to make this wine from this particular ______________ because ______________.

A: I chose to make this wine from this particular  area  because  it has unique roaky soils which make the vines struggle, increasing concentration and intensity while simultaneously imparting finesse and elegance.

Q: Why should a wine lover have a bottle of this wine in their cellar?

A: The Clos Pegase Tenma Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon produced for Premier Napa Valley is a very complete, very sumptuous wine that possesses the hedonistic qualities allowing enjoyment in its youth together with the structure and stature to gracefully age for a decade or longer.

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

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