Clos Pegase Winery has got to be one of the most picturesque estates that I have ever come across in Napa Valley. Located in the Northern part of Napa Valley, the founders of Clos Pegase, in conjunction with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, launched an architectural competition to source a design that would produce the tranquil and serene vision the founders had in mind. The competition brought architect Michael Graves to the winners circle, and the finished product lives to not disappoint.

…the Postmodern look of Clos Pegase that he designed merges modern and ancient architecture with a nod to ancient Mediterranean culture. Graves describes the character of his creation as tending “to evoke memories of a European ancestry” and having a “timeless sensibility.”

As this review will make clear, not only are the Clos Pegase grounds one to behold, but their wines too will leave you mesmerized.

On colour, the Clos Pegase Hommage Chardonnay 2010 holds deepened golden hue.  On the nose, scents of mango, apricot and toasted oak are noted. On the palate, tastes of pear, well-tempered acidity, remote oak and vanilla are displayed.

The Clos Pegase Hommage Chardonnay 2010 is a wonderful example of what a California Chardonnay could and should provide its drinkers. Its style and characteristics is one that will please both those who acclaim themselves as wine aficionados, and the casual drinker.  This is a  definite must try.

This wine retails at the LCBO for $49.95

We gave this wine a 5 out of 5.