Peter Paul Winery
Napa, California - Wines from Russian River Valley, Napa, Oregon

About the Winery | Russian River Chardonnay | Russian River Pinot Noir | Russian River Mill Station Road Pinot Noir | Dry Creek Valley Serracino Zinfandel | Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

About the Winery
The pursuit of fine wine requires an understanding of the vineyards from which grapes are sourced, a respect for the hand that nature deals us each vintage, and an understanding of how best to highlight natural terroir through minimal handling and other fermentation techniques in the cellar. At Peter Paul, we bring in California Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Pacific-cooled Russian River Valley. We also harvest Cabernet Sauvignon in California's eponymous Napa Valley. And we make a very small amount of Oregon Pinot Noir as well.

Each vineyard source has its own distinct character that requires special attention in the field as well as in the cellar. We barrel ferment our Chardonnay to best integrate plush fruit with toasty oak. Pinot Noir is punched down in open-top tanks by hand in a traditional Burgundian manner. Our Cabernet is gently crushed and then pumped over to maintain a firm, yet elegant, tannin structure. Barrel aging for all our wines occurs exclusively in French oak.

However, the goal is not to mask in wood what the vineyard produces in flavor. Winemakers, Daniel Moore and Jeff Morgan, use time-honored methods in a modern tradition to bring each wine to fruition at its own speed. The resulting wines show elegant structure, yet don't hold back on flavor. Ultimately, the results can best be appreciated in your glass.

The following Peter Paul wines are available in Connecticut:

2008 Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Our Chardonnay is blended from select coastal Russian River Valley vineyards, including the renowned Bacigalupi Vineyard off West Side Road. (This vineyard was part of the blend that won the famous Paris Tasting of 1976.)

Richly textured, smooth, plush and brimming with flavor, Peter Paul Chardonnay is sourced from a singularly famous vineyard with great pedigree. It serves up plenty of pear, apricot and other stone fruit flavors, is backed by firm acidity and framed in toasty, sweet oak with hints of vanilla and spice.

2008 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
A blend of two fine Russian River vineyards (Bacigalupi and Dunah), this elegantly styled Pinot Noir offers mounds of classic cherry notes up front. They are followed by more subtle hints of plum, toast and a touch of sage. A judicious use of oak blends well with the modest, refined tannins and acidity that give excellent structure.

2008 Russian River Valley Mill Station Road Pinot Noir
This single vineyard Pinot Noir is produced from grapes grown on an exceptional site located above the Atascadero/Green Valley watershed. The vineyard is located in one of the coolest parts of the Russian River Valley, and it is farmed by the Dutton brothers.

This single vineyard designate is showing a deep, multi-layered core of complex flavors redolent of black cherry, plum, spice, vanilla and herbs. Silky tannins provide a fine framework, while balanced acidity offers excellent focus on the palate. The wine finishes long and luxuriously.

2005 Serracino Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel
A single-vineyard Zinfandel produced from 80-year-old vines grown by the Serracino Family in Northern California’s Dry Creek Valley. Elegantly styled, it sports a core of black cherry and cassis, followed by hints of clove, black pepper and anise. Finishes with toasty vanilla!

2004 Peter Paul Napa Valley DIAMOND MOUNTAIN Cabernet - AVAILABLE - LIMITED
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This extremely limited production wine-only 200 cases made-is sourced from grapes grown at the renowned Constant Vineyard at the top of Diamond Mountain, in Napa Valley. Iron-rich, well drained red soil marks this pristine location and offers Cabernet grapes excellent opportunity to reach optimum ripeness while maintaining the unique character of the appellation. We gently crushed the grapes, cool-fermented them, and then barreled down only the free-run wine for this exceptional cuvée, which serves up silky-smooth tannins framing cassis, blackberry, anise, vanilla, toast and herb flavors.

 

 

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