Papapietro Perry, Sonoma Coast (Sonoma County, California) Pinot Noir 2020

($61):  Papapietro Perry’s vibrant Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir shows bright red cherry-like flavors as opposed to the darker fruit character of the one from Nunes Vineyard.  Still, it’s mostly a fruit-driven Pinot Noir without substantial savory notes common to that variety.  Bright and lively, the wine comes from several sites with the large Sonoma Coast AVA and, with its 13.5 percent stated alcohol, reflects those cooler sites.  Its fine tannins make it a terrific choice for current consumption.
90 Michael Apstein May 23, 2023