VOLUME 10, ISSUE 18
September 29, 2015
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Willamette Valley’s 50th Anniversary: A New Look at the Old Guard Pinot Briefs
Peter Paul Wines
Peter T. Paul had a successful career in financial services which allowed him to pursue his passion for wine. In 1999, he bought Grove Street Winery in Healdsburg, California which allowed him to embark upon his vinous adventure. Today, Peter Paul Wines sources grapes from Napa and Sonoma counties and winemakers Daniel Moore and Jeff Morgan craft the wines.
Pinot Noirs are produced from the Russian River Valley and Oregon. The wines are available at the winery's online store.
Articles About Peter Paul Wines
2012 Peter Paul Wines Gravenstein Highway Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., 1,166 cases, $34. The core of this wine is from Anderson-Ross Vineyard on Gravenstein Highway. Clones 115, 23 and 667. Fermented with natural yeast in open-top fermenters after a 6-day cold soak. Aged in 30% new French oak. Unfiltered. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Love the nose on this wine with its hi-tone Bing Cherry, cola and red rose petal aromas. Impressive attack of Bing cherry fruit that fills the mouth with goodness. Discreetly lush with balanced tannins and a lasting finish. My only nit is that alcoholic heat is noticeable in the background. Score: 90. Reviewed July 19, 2014 ARTICLE »
2012 Peter Paul Wines Mill Station Road Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., 230 cases, $40. This vineyard is planted in Goldridge soil in a cool area near Atascadero Creek. Dijon 115 clone. 6-day cold soak, natural yeast fermentation in open-top fermenters, aged in 60% new French oak barrels. · Medium reddish purple color in the glass. The appealing aromas of cherry and rose petal are overwhelmed by oak. Moderately concentrated and flavorful core of ripe black cherry, black raspberry and blackberry fruit accented with notes of cola, spice, and imposing oak. A fruit-driven wine with modest tannins and some finishing intensity. Too much oak sheen for my taste and alcoholic heat shows up at the finish. Score: 87. Reviewed July 19, 2014 ARTICLE »
2011 Peter Paul Wines Trenton Road Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
14.3% alc., 240 cases, $40. Sourced from grapes grown just north of Forestville on a hillside above the Russian River. Dijon 777 clone. Aged in 70% new French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Tarry, smoky oak dominates the black cherry fruit in the nose. Middleweight core of ripe black cherry fruit immersed in smoky oak. Lacks nuance, length and personality. Score: 86. Reviewed July 19, 2014 ARTICLE »
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