Clos Pegase

Antipodes
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2012 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 16 | Lot No. 117
Vintage

2010

Clos Pegase

Antipodes

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

The estate vineyards of Clos Pegase represent the best of the extreme reaches of the Napa Valley. Our Tenma Vineyard in Calistoga's Jericho Canyon produces intense and layered Cabernet Sauvignon from its gnarled older vines. We blended in some Syrah from the volcanic-influenced Graveyard Hill section of our Mitsuko's Vineyard in Carneros to add to the fleshiness and sumptuousness of the wine. This Antipodes Cabernet Sauvignon blend represents a serious yet hedonistic marriage of these distinctive and profound wines from the "poles" of Napa Valley. We selected this wine specifically for that reason—a perfect union in a bottle of wine that will age gracefully and be memorable at every stage in its development.


Aging Process

Wine will be aged in new French oak Château-style barrels in our caves for 18 months total prior to bottling and evaluated for possible racking quarterly.

Wine Facts

  • 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

Richard Sowalsky

Winemaker, Clos Pegase

Winemaker, Richard Sowalsky

I began my career has a harvest intern for Michael Havens at Truchard Vineyards in 1991. After two years as a production assistant at Handley Cellars in Philo, I attended the Viticulture and Enology Program at UC Davis, where I received my Masters Degree in Enology in 1996. I then began work as the research enologist at Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi, and, two years later, transitioned to Robert Mondavi Winery as associate winemaker for the Bordeaux varieties. In 2004, I relocated tio William Hill Estate as winemaker for two years, followed by a two-year tenure as winemaker/co-general manager for Tetra and Expression Wine, brands of Hill & Wollack Wine Estates. I began at Clos Pegase Winery in 2010.

Country born: United States

Education: B.A. cum laude - Amherst College
M.S. Food Science/Enology Specialization - UC Davis
M.B.A/Marketing specialization - Fox School of Business and Management, Temple University

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
My approach to winegrowing begins as an intensive learning process in the vineyard; then, I adapt all of my winemaking to realize the full potential of each site in the finished wine.

Nos Caves Vin

2501 Wroxton
Houston  TX  77005
713-722-0181

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