From the wine archives:
2018 Peay Vineyards Pomarium Estate Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
We make our Estate wines blind to production information: we don’t know the clones, or the % oak, or the % whole cluster, or anything when we taste. The final blend has only Dijon 667 and Calera clones of Pinot noir. As you would expect, the profile hews more to the darker fruit expression including plums and blackberry. There is depth of flavor across the mid palate—what I call density—but it is not fat or fleshy. A few anise and bark notes peek out in the finish along with some floral notes from a touch of whole cluster.
Reviews for this wine
The 2018 Estate Pinot Noir Pomarium is a gorgeous wine that’s immediately accessible but has the stuffing and structure to age gracefully in the cellar. The nose offers forest floor, wet leaves and laurel, cranberry sauce and blood orange with notes of lavender, garrigue and blueberries. The palate is medium-bodied, expanding outward to super perfumed, concentrated fruits, finely grained and seamlessly fresh with a very long finish. 575 cases produced
The 2018 Pinot Noir Estate Pomarium is the most inward of the Peay 2018 Pinots. There is good depth and density but the 2018 is decidedly inward looking today. A wine of power and drive, the Pomarium needs time to unwind, that’s pretty clear. At the same time, the potential is evident. Time in the glass brings out scents of rose petal, lavender, mint, sage and spice, along with gorgeous red/purplish berry fruit.
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