Papapietro Perry Peters Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003

Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California

Item No. 84466
  • red wine
  • CG92
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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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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...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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