The Sonoma Coast is made exclusively from Estate fruit and over-delivers on every level. The blend includes a majority of the 15 Pinot noir clones they grow on their 35-acre Pinot noir vineyard. As such it captures the signature savory, earth, floral and fruit profile that makes the West Sonoma Coast and Peay Pinot noirs unique. The nose on the 2017 Sonoma Coast blend is a knock-out with a prominent orange rind and black tea quality reminiscent of our Scallop Shelf cuvee. The mouthu confirms the impression on the nose adding aromas of rose petals and dried herbs along with tart dried fruit qualities. The mid palate is medium bodied with light silky tannins and bright acidity. This is a wine where earth, fruit and floral aromas are in harmony and as a result will become even better as the wine opens up and/or ages in bottle.
About Peay Vineyards
Husband and wife, Nick Peay & Vanessa Wong, grow and make the wine and brother Andy Peay sells the wine and runs the business.
With minor exceptions, all wines are made from grapes grown on our 51-acre hilltop vineyard located above a river in the far northwestern corner of the West Sonoma Coast, 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean at Sea Ranch.
We grow 34 acres of Pinot noir (4 Pinots: Scallop Shelf, Pomarium, Ama, Sonoma Coast), 8 acres of Syrah (2 Syrah: Les Titans, La Bruma), 7 acres of Chardonnay (2 Chardonnay: Estate, Sonoma Coast), 1.8 acres of Viognier (Estate), 0.4 acres of Roussanne and 0.2 acres of Marsanne (Estate blend).
We farm organically and maintain our certifications for fish-friendly farming and integrated pest management. The health of our vineyard dictates these approaches to farming and making wine. We also run on bio-diesel at the vineyard and solar power at both the vineyard and winery.