Papapietro Perry Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2009

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Ben Papapietro and Bruce Perry operate a premium boutique winery specializing in Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast These are some of the best new Pinots in California discover them now 94 Points Wine Spectator

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Papapietro Perry Winery:
At Papapietro Perry Winery, we produce fruit-forward Pinot Noirs and Zinfandels from notable vineyards in Sonoma County’s Russian River and Dry Creek Valleys, and Anderson Valley in neighboring Mendocino County. Each of our wines is distinctively individual, expressing the character of its parent vineyard. The purity of flavors in our wines pair perfectly with your favorite meals, and blend ... Read more
At Papapietro Perry Winery, we produce fruit-forward Pinot Noirs and Zinfandels from notable vineyards in Sonoma County’s Russian River and Dry Creek Valleys, and Anderson Valley in neighboring Mendocino County. Each of our wines is distinctively individual, expressing the character of its parent vineyard. The purity of flavors in our wines pair perfectly with your favorite meals, and blend well with a gathering of friends. We invite you read about our wines, but even better, taste them and judge for yourself. When asked what style of wine we make, the response is always ‘great wines’. After we’ve all laughed, the real answer emerges. After almost 30 years of winemaking, we still firmly believe in a minimalist approach—allowing the wine to express itself and reflect the growing season through the nuances that appear from vintage to vintage. For this to happen and to produce those ‘great wines’, it is vital to pay attention to every detail. Carefully attending to every step of the winemaking process, yet always with a light hand. We don’t over-extract or over-oak our wines. We give the wines the fermentation and aging environments that allow them to become exceptional—so we can smell and taste what the fruit has to offer us. Consistency is another element to our style. We cold-soak all the grapes for two to four days before fermenting, use the same cultured yeast and same type of François Frères barrels for 11-12 months of oak aging for our Pinot Noirs and 12-17 months for our Zinfandels. What varies from year to year is how the growing season affects the flavor profile of the grapes. Our goal is to let the grapes speak through the finished wine. Those vintage differences are a piece of the charm in both winemaking and wine drinking. Tasting Room Our tasting room is open daily 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Located at 4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, at the former Timbercrest Farms location, we are 4.7 miles west of the intersection of Highway 101 and Dry Creek Road in Healdsburg. Read less

Member Reviews for Papapietro Perry Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

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Snooth User: sacwiners
18143533
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 05/16/2009

All the pinots have a great nose and great finish.


Snooth User: jkagel
81001919
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 07/28/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: Levent B
3098825
5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 10/01/2007

Fruit explosion in your mouth. Smooth with soft tannins. One of the best Pinot's I ever had. Love it!


Snooth User: myackanich
323664
5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 10/08/2007

Fantastic pinot noir...certainly my favorite pinot noir, potentially my favorite bottle of wine...rich and fruity with soft tannins. Also try the Leras....


Snooth User: gracie
7618919
5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 06/19/2008

Five glasses


Snooth User: Michael Somm
19751658
3.00 5
Vintage: 2003 06/12/2009

just ok, not great. I expect a lot more from Russian River Pinots.


External Reviews for Papapietro Perry Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/26/2012

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Papapietro Perry Pinot Noir 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/07/2012

Aromas of hot rock and mineral lead to fresh, snappy flavors of vibrant wild berry, black licorice, graphite and cedar. A full-bodied, well-proportioned red, ending with a tightly knit core of berry and stone notes. Drink now through 2019. -JL Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Papapietro Perry Pinot Noir 750ml



Ben Papapietro and Bruce Perry operate a premium boutique winery specializing in Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast These are some of the best new Pinots in California discover them now 94 Points Wine Spectator

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