Peay Vineyards

Estate Scallop Shelf Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

9.258 ratings
9.222 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Brad Steven

Needed some air time for a bit but it's drinking beautifully. Still a baby.

Needed some air time for a bit but it's drinking beautifully. Still a baby.

Dec 16th, 2016
Tom
9.2

Can't go wrong with a little #peay

Can't go wrong with a little #peay

May 1st, 2016
Toby Hill

Winemaker at Phillips Hill Winery

9.2

Good gripping finish/stems

Good gripping finish/stems

Apr 10th, 2015
Mark Oldman

pure, Burgundian Peay Vineyards Scallop Shelf #Pinot 2012 (rose petals, black tea) meet your namesake: scallops (a la plancha) at brilliant, month-old #Aestus in Santa Monica, Cali

pure, Burgundian Peay Vineyards Scallop Shelf #Pinot 2012 (rose petals, black tea) meet your namesake: scallops (a la plancha) at brilliant, month-old #Aestus in Santa Monica, Cali

Feb 19th, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.6

A single vineyard Pinot noir lots of scallop shells in the vineyard 550 cases produced the most feminine of all the Pinot Noirs

A single vineyard Pinot noir lots of scallop shells in the vineyard 550 cases produced the most feminine of all the Pinot Noirs

Jan 15th, 2015
Jim Chen

Beautiful, elegant, lighter sibling for Pomarium. Pairing with takeout Peay-king Duck from Great China to celebrate.

Beautiful, elegant, lighter sibling for Pomarium. Pairing with takeout Peay-king Duck from Great China to celebrate.

Nov 8th, 2020
Jeff Sadosky

Fan. With the fam.

Fan. With the fam.

Dec 28th, 2018
Aaron Rankin

PnP at cellar temp. Striking lightness and clarity, even for a Pinot. Nose of bright cherries, sweet spices, wet stones and minerals, and something metallic underneath. Understated thus far. Palette, however, is rich and lively with well integrated acid that uplifts flavors reminiscent of the nose. Light structure but holding it all together. An hour open brings out great depth of fruit, 5 spice, and something savory I can’t identify. Simply beautiful. Time to re-up my Peay bottle stock.

PnP at cellar temp. Striking lightness and clarity, even for a Pinot. Nose of bright cherries, sweet spices, wet stones and minerals, and something metallic underneath. Understated thus far. Palette, however, is rich and lively with well integrated acid that uplifts flavors reminiscent of the nose. Light structure but holding it all together. An hour open brings out great depth of fruit, 5 spice, and something savory I can’t identify. Simply beautiful. Time to re-up my Peay bottle stock.

Nov 9th, 2018
Eric Manago

Stewed black cherries with a hint of leather. Medium tannins. Developing nicely.

Stewed black cherries with a hint of leather. Medium tannins. Developing nicely.

Sep 5th, 2018
Joe Tucker

Where the Savoy was open and singing, the shelf is still the shy little grape (juice). Needs coaxing, but the stuffing is there. Really good juice.

Where the Savoy was open and singing, the shelf is still the shy little grape (juice). Needs coaxing, but the stuffing is there. Really good juice.

Oct 17th, 2017