(2013 Vintage) The pursuit of aromatic, elegant, red-fruited Pinot noir led us to the chilly edge of the West Sonoma Coast just 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Due to our cool, moderate weather we experience quite a long growing season that allows us to pick fruit that is ripe without the encumbrance of too much sugar (and resulting alcohol), yet retains the refreshing acidity and top noted aromatics that make Pinot noir so engaging
Wine & Spirits(2007 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 04/09. This selection is named for the apple and pear orchard where the Peays planted their far-coast vineyard. It's blended predominantly from Dijon clones, which give dark berry flavors along with a pinesap character at this particular site. It's black, supple and rich, more overtly powerful than Peay's 2007 Scallop Shelf Pinot Noir. The tannin and acidity need some time to meld. For the cellar.