Lenamon-Pepi Negociant Pinot Noir 2014, Anderson Valley, California

Winemaker and founder, Bob Pepi, built his reputation making Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sangiovese for his family’s Napa Valley winery throughout the 1980s and early ’90s. Since 1995, Bob has worked as a consultant with vineyards in Argentina, Chile, Colorado, Texas, and most of the best grape growing areas in California. This has not only given him a broader background as a grape grower and winemaker, but has expanded opportunities to find some great vineyards from which he makes small quantities of his own wine for Eponymous. Produced using three different co-fermented Burgundy clones, the 2014 Négociant Pinot Noir is medium-bodied with elegant balance and structure wonderfully married through from the entry to a long supple finish.