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Papapietro Perry Winery

Papapietro Perry Winery Papapietro Perry’s foundation is a long friendship among work colleagues with common interests and a driving passion to make fine wine. Ben Papapietro and Bruce Perry met during their careers with the San Francisco Newspaper Agency, publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner. As their friendship developed, they discovered they both came from families where Grandpa’s homemade wine was as common on the dinner table as vegetables from Mom’s garden. Their interest in wine spilled into another friendship at work, this time with Bert Williams, a pressman and co-founder of Williams Selyem Winery. In the ‘70s, Ben helped Bert make garragista wine in Bert's garage in Sonoma County. After Williams Selyem was started, Ben and Bruce helped out each year at harvest—and were seriously bitten by the wine bug. In 1980, Ben began producing his own garragista wines and Bruce joined him a few years later. Inspired by his love of French Burgundies, Ben began making Pinot Noir, diligently seeking high-quality grapes to produce his favorite varietal. By 1990, Ben was purchasing Pinot Noir grapes from some of the most highly-regarded Pinot producers in the Russian River Valley. After several years of hearing friends and family praise their homemade wines, in 1998 Ben and Bruce took the plunge and produced their first commercially available Pinot Noir. Although the first release was only 75 cases, it marked the launch of Papapietro Perry Winery. Once the winery was established, Renae Perry soon found herself assisting husband Bruce and friend Ben in the marketing and sales side of the business. Renae made sure wines were available to wine competition judges and soon the name Papapietro Perry started turning up on the Gold Medal lists at national wine competitions. Their 1999 Pinot Noir was declared one of Decanter Magazine's Top 100 Wines for 2001. Quite an honor for this yet unnoticed winery.

From SF, 101 North to Dry Creek Road exit. Turn left and travel 4.7 miles. Turn right into driveway at 4791 Dry Creek Road.

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4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA, US, 95448 Email:
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  Pinot Noir Peters Vineyard
This well-structured wine rides the stylistic line between richness and elegance. It has a smoky, toasty nose touched with just the right amount of enticing berry aroma. The core cherry, stone fruit and cola flavors are infused with a well-integrated measure of spiciness. Bright acidity gives this complex wine a backbone that delivers a satisfying black cherry finish.
  Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
This elegant wine has bright floral and berry aromatics giving way to a rich complex mouthfeel. The crisp raspberry and citrus tones are influenced by a measure of toastiness, with lively acids delivering a pleasing earthy finish. We expect this wine to age wonderfully given the well-balanced acidity, complex citrus-berry flavors and mineral quality that we’ve come to expect from Russian River Valley fruit.
  Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
Deep garnet in color leading to a highly aromatic nose of raspberry, strawberry, bing cherry with a touch of allspice, nutmeg and cloves with intense aromas of violets and cinnamon. This supple wine has flavors of vanilla, caramel, strawberry with integrated tannins, leading to a well balanced, long smooth finish.
  Pinot Noir Russian River Valley ~ Elsbree Vineyards
Pleasing ruby color invites you to breath in the nose of spice, strawberry and smoke. Once on the palate you’ll delight in the spice, cinnamon, nutmeg and earthly flavors enhanced by the structured tannins and well balanced acid. The long finish is full of spice and ripe fruit.
  Pinot Noir Russian River Valley ~ Leras Family Vineyards
Deep ruby red in color leading to a highly aromatic nose of caramel, vanilla, clove, allspice and smoke. The entry is velvety on the palate with rich flavors of blackberry fruit, cassis, and a hint of mint giving way to earthy minerals, spice and toast. The wine is full-bodied and well balanced with the fruit carrying through to a long complex finish.
  Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
Deep ruby in color and a nose of bright cherry and berry, this wine is quintessential Sonoma Coast Pinot. On the palate, the wine is fruit forward, with essences of stone fruit, cola and well integrated tannins. The richly fruity finish rounds out the experience and calls you back for more.
  Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast ~ Mukaida Vineyard
This seductive wine begins with its beautiful ruby color. On the nose you’re further seduced by toast, caramel, strawberry. Upon the first sip you’ll be treated to a silky entrance followed by spicy flavors, caramel and smooth tannins. The long sweet oaky finish lingers pleasantly— just a mouthful!
  Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast ~ Peters Vineyard
Deep ruby red in color, leading to a highly aromatic nose of dark cherry, vanilla, smoke and cola. The entry is velvety on the palate with rich flavors of peppery spice, strawberry and cherry. The wine is full-bodied and well balanced with the fruit carrying through to a long complex finish.
  Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast ~ Pommard Clones
Deep ruby color with seductive nose of spice, violets, caramel and vanilla with a touch of orange peel giving way to flavors of luscious ripe fruit of plum and cherries with a hint of cassis. This is a big, well balanced wine with a velvety finish.
  Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley ~ Pauline’s Vineyard
Deep garnet in color leading to an aromatic nose of luscious berry, plum and delicate oak. On the palate it presents ripe fruit up front and further pleases with elegance and nicely integrated tannins. The refined spicy finish lingers pleasantly, beckoning you to take your next sip.
  Zinfandel Russian River Valley
This is a Pinot style Zinfandel, extremely elegant, full-bodied with perfect complexity, intense pepper, berry and a hint of spice. The tannins are smooth, adding firm structure without overpowering. This more elegant Zinfandel will pair beautifully with lighter meat dishes and the pepper makes it stand up nicely to spicy seafood dishes.


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