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Papapietro Perry

jessijessi Feb 10, 2011 02:26 PM

Am planning on being in the area this weekend. I'm going to a few different places, but papapietro is the only winery I got to pick, so I'm really excited! I want to make sure I've done my homework, which includes asking for input from the Chow community.

I know this winery is known for Pinots and Zins that tend to be fruit forward (perfect for my tastes). Also aware that everyone's palates are different, but wanted to see if anyone has recommendations in particular you think are "can't miss" vintages that they're currently pouring. I'm very adventurous and always seeking to try the new or different. I don't know if I'll find new or different there, but really, really tasty works for me, too!

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  1. maria lorraine RE: jessijessi Feb 10, 2011 03:27 PM

    I'm not sure they'll have any vintages open other than the current release. Bear in mind that PP does make some vineyard-designate wines (wines from a single plot of land rather than a blend) and those are usually their best wines, but not often open. Read about some of those here:

    Have fun. See if you can taste the difference in the wines between the eastern and western sides of the Dry Creek Appellation.

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      Malcolm Ruthven RE: jessijessi Feb 10, 2011 05:00 PM

      PP is located in a group of warehouses containing wineries (and one tasting room of several wineries, Family Wineries). You could spend all day right there :-) I like Amphora a lot, especially their Syrah.

      Amphora Winery
      4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA

      Family Wineries Dry Creek
      4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448

      1. PolarBear RE: jessijessi Feb 10, 2011 05:16 PM

        Last visit there was a young protege of PP pouring his own wines there under the Anthill Farms Winery label. Really enjoyed what he was pouring.

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          jessijessi RE: jessijessi Feb 11, 2011 07:52 AM

          Thank you! I will definitely take use everything you all have mentioned.

          I tried to get in contact with Anthill, but only got a machine. Left a message and haven't heard back. I cannot wait!

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            mrs bacon RE: jessijessi Feb 11, 2011 09:59 AM

            Do try to check out Anthill if you can. They are doing some really nice pinots and syrahs there.

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