US-PAY-31-18

Chardonnay 'Estate', Peay Vineyards

Chardonnay 'Estate', Peay Vineyards

We grow 7 clones of Chardonnay on 7 of the chilliest acres in the vineyard. We farm an assortment of Old Wente and Dijon clonal selections of Chardonnay. Regardless of clone, our Chardonnays have a distinct signature that can best be described as a combination of chalky, citrus, apple and pear notes combined with vibrant energy from the brisk acidity. These are not rich, buttery and fat Chardonnay.

Among the roster of élite wineries where she worked before starting Peay Vineyards with Nick and Andy, Vanessa cut her teeth as winemaker at Peter Michael Winery. It was there that Vanessa learned how to make superior Chardonnay and she has adapted her approach to suit our cooler site.

Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Sonoma Coast
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
92+
Date:
2020-08-06

Vinous Media

Score:
95
Date:
2020-04-01
Review:
Peay's 2018 Chardonnay Estate is a superb wine that shows just how pedigreed Sonoma Coast Chardonnay can be. What I like most about the 2018 is its translucent personality and weightless sense of elegance. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint, white pepper and dried flowers are all finely-knit, but it is the wine's textural feel that really elevates it into the realm of the sublime. A touch of reduction adds lingers on the finish nicely, without being obtrusive.