What They're Saying
I have boys ages 9 and 11 who play a lot of basketball. Recently, they conceded if they don’t make it to the NBA they are willing to consider other career options although, well, it is highly possible they will be drafted. First round, most likely. It is a little early in their lives for […]
You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman
I would have to say that one of my greatest, let us say, accomplishments (rather than achievements) is giving birth to two babies without pain medication or what are commonly known as “natural“ childbirths. I’m not sure why that determines that a childbirth is “natural”. No woman in the world thinks the delivery of her […]
I Grow Grass. No, Not That Grass
Wine and Grassgrower — Nick Peay As you may recall from last winter’s news stories, we received quite a bit of rain last winter. No, it was not a record-setting winter, but above average, around 78 inches through May. We even had a thorough soaking totaling seven inches over four days in the middle of […]
Peay Vineyards: Arresting new expressions of California’s dynamic wine landscape
The World of Fine Wine
The latest releases from the Peay family vineyards are wines of uncommon brightness and verve that encapsulate the qualities of the new, cool West Sonoma Coast AVA
From Green Apple Books to Great California Pinot Noir at Savoy Vineyard
Mendocino County’s Savoy Vineyard has been one of California’s premier’s sites for Pinot Noir since the 1990s and remains so today under the supervision of Ryan Hodgins.
Why This Bottle, Really?
The 2015 Scallop Shelf Pinot Noir, named for a cuvée coming from certain parcels with ancient maritime soils and sea-bed fossils, is an exceptional wine. To me, it is reminiscent of Chambolle-Musigny, showing a balance of earth and small red fruits, judicious and elegant seasoning with French oak, and a tension from acidity that makes the wine vibrant and deeply delicious. It is a supremely fine Pinot Noir; it excites me when I taste a California wine of such quality, complexity, and finesse.