Clos Pegase

Heart of the Canyon
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Calistoga

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 45
Vintage

2014

Clos Pegase

Heart of the Canyon

Cabernet Sauvignon
Calistoga

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • From the oldest block of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Clos Pegase Tenma Vineyard in the Calistoga Palisades
  • Vines are planted on decomposed andesite rock, derived from the dramatic Jericho Canyon Palisades
  • Gravelly soils keep vine growth in check and produce berries that are tiny and massively concentrated
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in new French oak barrels for 22 months in the cool Clos Pegase caves

This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 60 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family. Your Premiee Napa Valley wine is from the oldest block of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in the Clos Pegase Tenma Vineyard in the Calistoga Palisades. The vines are planted on decomposed andesite rock. Gravelly soils keep vine growth in check and produce berries that are tiny and massively concentrated. Following a cold soak and a meticulous fermentation to gain perfect extraction, a post-fermentation maceration for tannin development was conducted. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was aged in new French oak barrels for 22 months in the cool Clos Pegase caves.


Wine Facts

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

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.

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8311 Regency Drive
Pleasanton  CA  94588
925-786-1806

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

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Hewitt Vineyard 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 23
Clos Pegase 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga Heart of the Canyon 20
Franciscan Estate 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 20
Ideology Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley 20
Black Stallion Estate Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Unison 19
Howell at the Moon, Kelleher Family & Peacock Family 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Three-some 18
Newton Vineyard 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 17
Flying Horse Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 16
St. Clement Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder Paras Vineyard 16
Groth Vineyards & Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Sweet Spot 15
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