Peay Vineyards Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Scallop Shelf 2008
[93 pts Stephen Tanzer IWC] Burgundian in style the incredibly long finish of Peay's Scallop Shelf has notes of anise dried pine needles and a lingering flavor of chocolate covered cherries. An expansive bouquet of red and dark berry smoked meat cigar box spice and dried rose petals fill the glass. Lush seductively sweet black raspberry and cherry flavors. Shows surprising vivacity and clarity for its power. Peay's winemaker is the former winemaker of Peter Michael Winery and protege of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild and Domaine Jean Gros.