Review: Pepi Pinot Grigio 2012 and Pepi Sauvignon Blanc 2012 California


It's Pepi Time!

Pepi wines are sourced from grapes grown in cool-climate vineyard regions of California.

Clouds and rain, that's the week we've had in Eastern Washington. Where's our sunshine? Feeling a little low, I needed something to liven up the evening. Thankfully I had two bottles of Pepi wine sent to me for review. Their label reminds me of surfboards standing on end; which makes me think of sun, sand, vacation and good times. I enjoyed these two California wines.

Thank you Pepi!

Tasting Notes: Pepi 2012 Pinot Grigio
Fruity apple/pear and a bright finish greeted me on the first sip. That's a nice hello. Going back to the glass I smelled apricots, lychee and nuts. Smooth bodied, fruity and almost sweet with a tightness on the tongue. This wine made me think of sun and sand. Just what I needed on a cloudy, wet afternoon.

Pairing suggestions: Seafood pasta in white sauce, shrimp Gumbo, grilled prawns with chili sauce, steamed crab and fried chicken with honey. I'm hungry.

Blend: 100% Pinot Grigio
Region: Monterey, Sacramento Delta
Closure: screw cap
ABV: 12.5%
SRP: $10
Sample provided by the winery

Tasting Notes: Pepi Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Yellow green color. Mineral quality on the nose with grapefruit skin, a touch floral and nutty. The Pepi Sauvignon Blanc was fruity tart with grapefruit, medium bodied, it had a nutty, fruity, full grapefruit finish. Ah, go away clouds. Refreshing.

Pairing suggestions: Prawns and fried rice, herb roasted chicken, breaded pork chops, corn on the cob and Caesar salad. I enjoyed this wine with dinner.

Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Clarksburg, Lake County
Closure: Screw cap
ABV: 13%
SRP: $10
Sample provided by the winery

Pepi head winemaker Mark Rasmussen delivers on the affordable everyday, easy-drinking white wine category. These are ready to drink white wines.

Pepi was one of the first California wines to be bottled with Stelvin screw cap closures. I no longer have problems with screw caps. They make it easy to open the bottle, while protecting the flavor of your Pepi wine. And these are buy me drink me wines, go find some Pepi and enjoy. Cheers!

Pepi Winery
8418 South Lac Jac Avenue
Parlier, California  93648
Tel:  559.638.3544
Fax:  559.638.6272

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