Clos Pegase

The OG
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Calistoga

2015 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 19 | Lot No. 41
Vintage

2013

Clos Pegase

The OG

Cabernet Sauvignon
Calistoga

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Our best Cabernet Sauvignon of 2013 from the acclaimed Tenma Vineyard in the Jericho Canyon
  • The well-drained gravelly soils of Tenma Vineyard produce wines of tremendous concentration and power
  • Warm days and cooling from the Chalk Hill Wind Gap result in a spicy expression of Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Grapes were berry-sorted and vinified as a small lot for optimal attention to extraction and balance

The 2013 Clos Pegase Winery “The OG” from The Original G Block of our acclaimed Tenma Vineyard (source of our Hommage Reserve) is a single lot of Cabernet Sauvignon whose style is derived from the interplay of gravelly volcanic soils (providing concentration), warm Calistoga days moderated by pacific breezes through the Chalk Hill Wind Gap (producing unique spice and racy tannins) and the only Clone 337 at the site (adding power and density to the mix). Cluster then berry sorted at the winery, this lot was vinified as a separate small lot and babied through fermentation and extended maceration. It now is aging in our Cave and is projected to be bottled after 18 month of total time in barrel. This is a unique opportunity to experience a single component of our Hommage blend exemplifying the best of our premium Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard.


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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Houston  TX  77082
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