Peay

Estate Chardonnay

2020
Sonoma Coast
Sonoma
California
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Pee-YAY Eh-STAYT Shar-do-NAY
Varietal
Chardonnay
$70
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GRAPE(S)
Chardonnay
Sonoma Coast, California
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Chardonnay
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Chardonnay may be the most versatile white wine grape, often seen as a blank canvas. It displays various flavors and aromas depending on where it is grown and more specifically, how it is made. It can range in Palate Character from Bright & Crisp to Rich & Full depending on the climate. It is also particularly malleable and highly affected by winemaking choices like as malolactic fermentation, lees stirring, barrel fermentation and ageing practices.
Country / State
California
Region
Sonoma
Sub Region
Sonoma Coast
Producer
Peay
Vintage
2020
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Peay Vineyards

Sonoma Coast

Peay Vineyards is a family-run operation. Nick Peay and his wife Vanessa make the wine while his brother Andy Peay sells the wine. 

The Peay family
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Peay was one of the early movers to this northwestern part of the Sonoma Coast in 1996 in search of a cooler climate and long growing season. This organically farmed hilltop vineyard is defined by its microclimate of cool breezes and position at the top of the fog line from the nearby Pacific Ocean. 

Peay wines are a labor of love. This microclimate, where it takes patience for grapes to ripen, results in highly structured, intensely flavored wines full of character and nuance.