Cep Pinot Noir
Peay Vineyards Cep
Sonoma Coast, California
Cep Pinot Noir and Syrah are the second wines of Peay Vineyards. The wines are made solely from barrels of Peay Vineyards estate wines that through the blending process were not selected for Peay Pinot Noir or Syrah. Peay Vineyards is a family-run operation - Nick Peay and his wife Vanessa make the wine, while his brother Andy Peay sells it.
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 and Cep 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.