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2004 Peay Vineyards Estate Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 575 cases, $48. A blend of seventh leaf selections/clones including 115 (29%), Pommard (29%), 667 (12%), 777 (12%), Swan (8%), and Calera (2%). Yields were 2 tons per acre. The wine was aged in 42% new French oak barrels for 11 months. · Beautiful garnet color in the glass. Aromatics are addicting with notes of red berries, graham and mocha. The succulent fruit flavors are dominated by cherries with accents of exotic spice. There is an earthiness that adds interest. This wine is really good now, but given a few more years in the cellar, it will rock you. Reviewed April 6, 2006

Winery: Peay Vineyards