Papapietro Perry Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2008

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Our Sonoma Coast wine changes with each vintage as we often try out new vineyards and either blend with others or have it stand on it’s own. In 2008 the grapes come from a vineyard in the Petaluma Gap. In this year, we have only one vineyard in the finished wine. We hope you enjoy! We have carefully refined our winemaking techniques in a way that defines our unique Pinot Noirs, separating the grapes by clone during fermentation and aging. This gives us many more blending options. We cold soak the grapes two to three days before adding several different types of yeast, cultured specifically for Pinot Noir. During the seven to twelve days it takes to ferment, we hand punch each fermenter, sometimes as often as five or six time a day to ensure that the temperature doesn’t get too warm. Once the juice is fermented, we press the fruit and move the wine into François Frères French oak barrels, and then age for 11 months before bottling.

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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
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Editorial Reviews for Papapietro Perry Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 05/07/2010

This is super stemmy and earthy on the nose with hints of cola, green anise seed and a touch of lavender accenting the lightly spiced, slightly jammy core of strawberry fruit. This shows lots of fruit up front, with a sweet/tart edge but this remains light and elegant in the mouth with flavors that mirror the aromas. The mouthfeel is both rich and yet light at the same time with a lovely core of wild raspberry and wild strawberry fruits accented by notes of stems, spice and earthy. With nice length and lovely purity to the sweet fruit this is a wine with very broad appeal. 92pts


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Snooth User: Carly Wray
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 05/09/2010

Wet wool, cola, and the early-morning smell of freshly-planted crops: earth, sunshine, the minerality of fertilizer. On the palate, it's surprisingly refreshing, with a sexy sweetness that slips in and out of the pretty, tasty fruit.


4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 05/07/2010

Herbal, cherry aromas with a little bit of a Dr. Pepper nose. Great, spicy flavors with an edge of medicine, great acidity, tar and a bit of leather.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 05/07/2010

Big tomato and fruit nose with suntan lotion, with a very sweet a fruity body with blackberries, bananas, and coconut. I like it.


Snooth User: solomania9
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 05/07/2010

Musty funky nose. Bright sweet cherry and leather. Prickly acidic finish. Real nice.


Snooth User: jkagel
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/05/2010

Fantastic. Excellent color, nose, and taste. Delicious fruit up front well balanced acidty. Very enjoyable and drinking exceptionally right now.


Snooth User: nvansicklen
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 05/07/2010

Very rich fruit flavors, I love the crisp sweetness of the wine


Snooth User: karat
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/17/2010

i'm usually a little nervous about pinot's because i've not liked more then i've liked but this one was the best by far. very drinkable, perfect finish and the right blend of pepper and fruit.


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External Reviews for Papapietro Perry Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

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Vintage: 2007 04/30/2010

Papapietro Perry Pinot Noir Peter's Vineyards 2007 and all other premium wine from Papapietro perry Vineyard available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.


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Vintage: 2007 09/23/2011

"Ruby red in color with bursts of black cherry


External Review
Vintage: 2007 09/23/2011

"Medium ruby color. Opens with spicy


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Vintage: 2006 09/23/2011

"Garnet red in color leading to a highly aromatic nose of bing cherries


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Vintage: 2006 04/30/2010

Papapietro Perry Pinot Noir Leras Family Vineyard 2006 and all other premium wine from Papapietro perry Vineyard available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.



Tasting Notes:

Medium deep ruby color with deep, complex, spicy dark cherry aromas with earthy, forest floor notes; complex, deep, spicy dark cherry flavors with forest floor notes; silky texture; some oak, good structure and balance with a lovely long finish. Deep, complex and delicious Pinot with great structure and balance. Drink now through 2015.

Our Sonoma Coast wine changes with each vintage as we often try out new vineyards and either blend with others or have it stand on it’s own. In 2008 the grapes come from a vineyard in the Petaluma Gap. In this year, we have only one vineyard in the finished wine. We hope you enjoy! We have carefully refined our winemaking techniques in a way that defines our unique Pinot Noirs, separating the grapes by clone during fermentation and aging. This gives us many more blending options. We cold soak the grapes two to three days before adding several different types of yeast, cultured specifically for Pinot Noir. During the seven to twelve days it takes to ferment, we hand punch each fermenter, sometimes as often as five or six time a day to ensure that the temperature doesn’t get too warm. Once the juice is fermented, we press the fruit and move the wine into François Frères French oak barrels, and then age for 11 months before bottling.

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780 cases produced.

Aged 11 months in French Oak.

Notes: François Frères Oak, 50% new, 50% 1 and 2-year-old barrels

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.53
Sugar: 0.266 grams per liter Total Acidity: 0.633 grams per liter

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