A few moments later what did they behold? Pepe’s Vino Napoli. How opportune! So in they went Koala and his daughter, greeted warmly by the young man behind the counter. A short discussion of the available options and the young man’s suggestion was taken. See picture to the left. It was a Good Drop at a reasonable price ***. It was a bit tight at first but became very nice as it opened up in the glass.
Next up was a glass of Pepe’s own label. Again following the guide of the Young man a red wine blend was chosen. A 2007 “Vesuvio” which is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, 18% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot. A definite Good Drop '6+ and also ***'.
Unfortunately time was not on their side, and the tasting had to come to an end sooner than was desired.
While not on the radar for an official WineWalkabout Adventure, nor was Kiwi in attendance for this fortuitous discovery, Koala never the less felt it was too nice a surprise to keep to himself. So if you are in Carmel by the Sea, check it out and let them know Koala sent you.
Pepe’s Vino Napoli on Dolores and Seventh. They won’t have a clue who you’re referring to but that’s ok.
Koala strikes ..............
Kiwi & Koala