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Peay Syrah Sonoma Coast 2003

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Wine Tasting Notes The fruit for our Syrah comes from two unique vineyards. Each of the vineyards provides characteristics to the final blend that synergistically meld to create a complexity, depth, and richness that is unusual for Syrah. The most unique aspect of this Syrah is the complexity. The Hummingbird Hill fruit provides the ripe blackberry and viscous mouth feel while the Clary fruit provides the low pH (3.39), white pepper, finesse and a blueberry component. Elements of this wine remind us clearly of the wines from the cold Northern Rhone Region of France. Yet it has a fullness and elegance that says California. This duplicity is what makes wines from the Sonoma Coast so unique.

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Winery: Peay Vineyards
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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Peay Vineyards:
Peay Vineyards is located in the far northwestern corner of Sonoma County approximately 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean near Sea Ranch. The vineyard is situated along the coast, but not on the very first ridge. We have a partially obstructed avenue formed by the Wheatfield Fork of the Gualala River that allows for some fog and copious cool air penetration. The vineyard sits on a hilltop that is ... Read more
Peay Vineyards is located in the far northwestern corner of Sonoma County approximately 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean near Sea Ranch. The vineyard is situated along the coast, but not on the very first ridge. We have a partially obstructed avenue formed by the Wheatfield Fork of the Gualala River that allows for some fog and copious cool air penetration. The vineyard sits on a hilltop that is not way up in the air, but just at the top of the fog level, low enough to be very cool, but high enough not to be too cool and wet to grow grapes. We think it is the perfect combination of climatological factors. California has a diverse range of microclimates. Our hilltop vineyard also expresses many subtle variations depending on whether it faces south, southeast or west; sits high on the hilltop in the afternoon breeze with full sun; or rests lower on the slope with greater fog influence and less sunlight. But make no mistake, this is pretty cool climate for grape growing. We cross our fingers hoping that the fruit will ripen before rains start in late October/early November. In some years, getting it ripe may be a challenge. But that is why we produce superior fruit. Due to the cool climate we have a long growing season with moderate temperatures ideal for maximizing the production of intense flavors and phenolic compounds that result in complex wines. And we will always have plenty of acid to provide structure. No flabby, overripe wines here. Read less

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3.50 5
03/13/2008

Three and a half glasses


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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe fruit for our Syrah comes from two unique vineyards. Each of the vineyards provides characteristics to the final blend that synergistically meld to create a complexity, depth, and richness that is unusual for Syrah. The most unique aspect of this Syrah is the complexity. The Hummingbird Hill fruit provides the ripe blackberry and viscous mouth feel while the Clary fruit provides the low pH (3.39), white pepper, finesse and a blueberry component. Elements of this wine remind us clearly of the wines from the cold Northern Rhone Region of France. Yet it has a fullness and elegance that says California. This duplicity is what makes wines from the Sonoma Coast so unique.


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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
04/30/2010

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Wine Tasting Notes The fruit for our Syrah comes from two unique vineyards. Each of the vineyards provides characteristics to the final blend that synergistically meld to create a complexity, depth, and richness that is unusual for Syrah. The most unique aspect of this Syrah is the complexity. The Hummingbird Hill fruit provides the ripe blackberry and viscous mouth feel while the Clary fruit provides the low pH (3.39), white pepper, finesse and a blueberry component. Elements of this wine remind us clearly of the wines from the cold Northern Rhone Region of France. Yet it has a fullness and elegance that says California. This duplicity is what makes wines from the Sonoma Coast so unique.

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