Peay Vineyards

(707) 894-8720 227 Treadway Dr
Cloverdale, CA 95425
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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 Read more »

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  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • After reading some of your comments here ( http://www.snooth.com/talk/topic/wines-to-know/ ) about the smaller production wines you are drinking/enjoying I got excited to go check out what some of them are up to. Also, I think they should get some exposure here on Snooth and would love to track them down.Anyone have recommendations? Great winema... Read More

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  • Here's an article I just ran across that points to an issue that has been looming larger for several years now:http://www.napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/columnists/dan-berger/article_704bc688-0712-11df-a231-001cc4c002e0.htmlThe sentiments in it have been expressed several times on these boards. GregDP has moaned recently... Read More

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  • I'll be in Sonoma for a few days in August of this month and while much of my schedule has been set I was hoping, at the suggestion dmcker, to accumulate valuable information such as we've done for Napa.So who has the goods on Sonoma?Just to begin I'll be staying at the Best Western right in Sonoma, good rates, a nice property and walking distan... Read More

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  • As it turns outs the busiest time for a wine consumer like me is not around the ... EstatePeay VineyardsLoring Wine CompanyScarecrow WineArista WineryPaul Hobbs WineryPahlmeyerFlowers Vineyards & WineryMost of these are smaller producers.  Some of these are considered cult wine producers.  This means there production is limited, the allocation ... Read More

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  • As it turns outs the busiest time for a wine consumer like me is not around the ... •Lancaster Estate •Peay Vineyards •Loring Wine Company •Scarecrow Wine •Arista Winery •Paul Hobbs Winery •Pahlmeyer • Flowers Vineyards & Winery Most of these are smaller producers.  Some of these are considered cult wine producers.  This means there production ... Read More

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  • Peay Vineyards White Rhone Blend Sonoma Coast Roussanne/Marsanne Estate 2005

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    Aromas of peaches and honey, toasted almond. Some oak a nice balanced white wine Read More

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  • Peay Vineyards Syrah Sonoma Coast la Bruma 2006

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    Love this wine. Complex with lots of layers but did seem a little restrained at first. Definitely opened up a lot during dinner.Colour: Deep garnet, almost completely opaque.Aroma: A little muted, some dark cherry and some smokeTaste: a bit of spice, good acidity and balance, fruit evolved as it opened up. Read More

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  • Peay Vineyards Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Pomarium 2006

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  • Peay Vineyards Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Pomarium 2006

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    Outstanding Pinot Noir ... light and delicate as Pinot should be in my opinion. Very good fruit and acidity. Will pair nicely with many dishes. Read More

    Wine review by 36106John Andrews 36106 John Andrews


  • Shiraz is the Bruce Wayne of the wine world, thereby making SyrahBatman.  Cutting to the chase, Shiraz generally, is a straightforward, bright, vibrant wine, while Syrah is a little more smoky and mysterious.  It is commonly misunderstood that Shiraz and Syrah are two completely different grapes, however, they are not!  What's known as Shiraz to... Read More

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