Papapietro Perry, Russian River Valley (Sonoma County, California) Pinot Noir Nunes Vineyard 2020

($66):  Papapietro Perry makes a trio of Pinot Noirs that all show a focus on ripe fruitiness while keeping the distinctiveness of site.  Nunes Vineyard, a former pig farm with rich soil and a warm site, unsurprisingly, produced this robust Pinot Noir.  Weighing in at a 14 percent stated alcohol, it’s a concentrated bold expression of Pinot Noir.  Suave tannins make it accessible now for those who embrace the full-bodied style of Pinot Noir.
89 Michael Apstein May 23, 2023