From the wine archives:
2018 Peay Vineyards Ama Estate Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Wow. This Pinot is fantastic. If that is not enough for you, let me add, the nose is deeply inviting with sour cherry and rose aromas. There is a seductive sandalwood and cherry pipe tobacco component I find in some of the great Pinot noirs I have had in my life. A little pan fried matsutake mushroom and a copper note linger on the finish. The 2018 Ama is a little more serious than previous vintages and has more going on. At 18 years old, in a good growing season, the blocks that go into the Ama are showing the full potential always hinted at in previous vintages. The wine is superb right now as flavors are well-integrated but not overwhelming and the wine has a long road ahead of it. I find the sweet spot for drinking Ama, for me, is usually 6-10 years from vintage but it is a moving target. I suggest you try a bottle now and buy enough to enjoy for many years to come as there is plenty of acidity to age the wine for at least 15 to 20 years.
Reviews for this wine
Vibrant ruby-purple, the 2018 Estate Pinot Noir Ama has deep, inviting aromas of cranberry sauce, rhubarb and blood orange with notions of black tea leaves, forest floor and dried violets. The medium-bodied palate is concentrated with earthy and spicy accents, a fresh and grainy frame and delicately styled finish. 550 cases were made.
The 2018 Pinot Noir Estate Ama is dark, bold and ample, with tremendous density and more stature than I am used to seeing. Black cherry, lavender, spice, mocha, licorice and menthol all flesh out in this decidedly big, deep wine. The 2018 Ama is undeniably powerful and also so long on character.