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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Papapietro Perry Peters Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003
Papapietro Perry Peters Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003
(search item no. 84466)
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This well-structured wine rides the stylistic line between richness and elegance. It has a smoky, toasty nose touched with just the right amount of enticing berry aroma. The core cherry, stone fruit and cola flavors are infused with a well-integrated measure of spiciness. Bright acidity gives this complex wine a backbone that delivers a satisfying black cherry finish.

Located a few miles west of Sebastopol not far from the Sonoma coast, Peters Vineyard is the backbone of our production. Planted with Pommard and 777 clones, Peters Vineyard produces the fruit for our first vineyard-designate wine. This former apple orchard is an ideal location for Pinot Noir, with cool ocean fog in the mornings and evenings and hot sunny days that bring the best flavor out of the grapes. We enjoy a close relationship with grower, Randy Peters, working together to produce this wonderful wine.

"...Here is a textbook example of the kind of deep fruit and juicy succulence that can only be found in the finest Pinot Noir, and the wine is uncannily successful in tempering its obvious ripeness with layers of sweet red cherries and perfectly measured oak..."
-Connoisseurs' Guide

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About Papapietro Perry:

Papapietro Perry Winery has been making award-winning wines since 1998. Their wines show their commitment to a very hands-on and gentle approach to winemaking. Watching their grandfathers make wine growing up, Ben Papapietro and Bruce Perry's youthful fascination with the process evolved into a passion that remains today. Their shared passion and quest for the perfect Pinot keeps them challenged. Their business began as a hobby, for 25 years making wine in their garages in San Francisco. They are now producing 8000 cases of Pinot Noir and Zinfandel from the Russian River, Anderson and Dry Creek Valleys.