Tasting Note                         

92   2009  Peay  Ama Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast)   5/6/16  ($42)

   14.2% alc
Color: Medium deep black cherry with just a hint of browning at the rim. (3.0) Bouquet: Sappy black cherry and red plum with minerality and a nuance of beef broth. (3.0) Body: Light heavyweight with a silky mouthfeel. Excellent fruit, acidity and tannins for aging. (3.5) Flavor: Parallels bouquet, but the fruit is more forward. (3.0) Finish: Best part showing buttery richness combined with sappy fruit and subtle herbal nuances lingering. (3.5)
Overall: Very tasty Pinot with its sappy black cherry and red plum fruit, also nuances of beef broth, and subtle herbs. Shows the weight and concentration of the Pomarium, but doesn't have the elegance. Definitely the most masculine/in-your-face of their Pinots, but still shows restraint for CA, tasting a lot like top notch Oregon Pinot. Drinking well now, but should continue to improve with a few more years, based on the amount of smooth tannins. (16)

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