2011PeayPNPomarium2011 Peay Vineyards, Pinot Noir “Pomarium” Estate, Sonoma Coast.
Doomsayers of the 2011 vintage will have to eat crow, especially after tasting this majestic Pinot Noir from Vanessa Wong and the Peay brothers, Nick and Andy, I was very impressed to say the least with the latest wines from Peay and this Pomarium Pinot is truly wonderful and sublimely crafted. The nose is tangy with cranberry, floral tones and mineral essences with a touch of classy oak toast leading to a vigorous palate of fresh strawberry, cherry and fruit cup with hints of tea and pepper spices, chalky stones and hints of herb, vanilla and briar. This wine fills out in the glass and coats the palate with air with rich detail and nice depth plus length. This is pure class and exciting, and for those that like Burgundy will find much to admire here, while California fans will discover a wine of fantastic pleasure and a wine that shows true terroir, bravo, this is beautiful Pinot Noir in every sense. Look forward to a decade of intriguing drinking from this gem.
($60 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive

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