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Vineyard: Peay

OwnersAndy Peay, Nick Peay, Vanessa Wong
AppellationSonoma Coast
VarietiesChardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Viognier

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2009 Peay Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $40. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. The wine offers a complex array of aromas including dark red cherries and berries, underbrush, leaf, violets and a hint of oak. Unusually complex and layered for an appellation bottling offering flavors of black cherries, black raspberries, cola, dark chocolate and spice. Nicely composed and very user friendly with well-mannered dry tannins. Reminds of a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. A solid, even special wine for current every day drinking. Good (+). Reviewed January 11, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Peay Vineyards Ama Estate Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 650 cases, $46. Inaugural vintage from a section of the Peay Vineyard planted to a suitcase clone and Dijon clone 828. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Inviting aromas of black raspberries, black cherries and potpourri with a hint of oak cask. Very charming on the palate with dancing flavors of dark red and black berries and cherries with a complimentary hint of spice and cola. Maybe some pheromones are lurking as well. A bit daunting, brooding and linear now and sporting plenty of ripe tannins, but this wine has sensational upside potential. More expressive and interesting the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Reviewed January 11, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Peay Vineyards Scallop Shelf Estate Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., 850 cases, $54. This wine takes its name from the fossils found in the soil at this site. It is a blend of six clones, including Pommard. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Brooding aromas of red and black fruits with toasty oak and spice. Delicious core of red plums and assorted berries accented with mineral qualities. Juicy and bright with lively acidity and an appealing softness in the mouth. A sophisticated wine of great promise that will require a few years more in bottle for full enjoyment. Very good. Reviewed January 11, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Williams Selyem Peay Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., $54. · The nose lack sensory impact but offers demure aromas of redder fruits and crushed rocks. Elegantly composed and shy in generosity of flavor but offering pleasing notes of dark red cherries and cranberries, mocha and spice. Has the balance to age and certainly will become more expressive with time in the cellar. Very good (+) Reviewed February 15, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Williams Selyem Peay Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., $54. · Dark as the night. A lovely elegant wine with black raspberries highlighted by earth and cinnamon spice. No tannins in and a lengthy fruity finish. This wine is all about fruit. Reviewed April 7, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2004 Peay Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., $45. · Bizarre aromas of celery stalk and sweet cookie dough. Nice cherry, raspberry core with persistent, drying tannins. Reviewed April 7, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2004 Marguerite Ryan Cellars Peay Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.9% alcohol, 71 cases, · Dark fruits and a forest floor earthiness dominate the aromas and are echoed in the flavors. The high alcohol creates a rich mouth feel and the heat is only slightly noticeable. This Pinot is light on its feet with gossamer tannins and will provide good drinking in the near term. Reviewed February 18, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2004 Peay Vineyards Estate Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 575 cases, $48. A blend of seventh leaf selections/clones including 115 (29%), Pommard (29%), 667 (12%), 777 (12%), Swan (8%), and Calera (2%). Yields were 2 tons per acre. The wine was aged in 42% new French oak barrels for 11 months. · Beautiful garnet color in the glass. Aromatics are addicting with notes of red berries, graham and mocha. The succulent fruit flavors are dominated by cherries with accents of exotic spice. There is an earthiness that adds interest. This wine is really good now, but given a few more years in the cellar, it will rock you. Reviewed April 6, 2006 WINERY »

2003 Peay Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 575 cases, $45. · Slight orange tinge to the rim. Initially there are captivating aromas of cherries, anise and dried roses. Over time, the nose takes on notes of prune and cigar box. Tart cherry flavors veering toward raisin with staunch acidity, and a clean, dry finish. Reviewed April 7, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »