A modern definition of "an embarrassment of riches" includes "so many good things that it is difficult to choose between them". We are honored and humbled by our many friends and critics who have said "so many good things" about our wine that it is indeed "difficult to choose between them". But don't let that stop you from trying them!
Here's what a few of our customers and reviewers have said -
"something spicy and seductive exists in a Papapietro Perry pinot"
"great silky Pinots that even a Zin fan can like"
"amazing, amazing, amazing Pinot Noirs! I highly recommend this place. Every wine we tasted here was off the charts"
"Papapietro Perry ranks #1 for me in the Pinot category. They've held my top spot for years".
"I must say, we have never been to any winery where we liked EVERY wine we tasted. Fortunately we only tasted 7 wines and bought all 7 plus joined their wine club"
"OMG! The best Pinot I have EVER had"
"An Embarassment of Riches"
We are honored to continue to get recognition from the Critics. Along the way we have garnered 49 90+ scores from Wine Spectator alone. Here is a sampling of other accolades we've received.
2013 - 2017 - Pinot on the River "People's Choice" award
2016 - Sonoma Magazine Top 100 Wines of 2016
2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
2016 - Wine Spectator-12 Jammy Sonoma Zinfandels
2013 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel- Score 90
2016 - Prince of Pinot
2013 Leras Family Vineyards Pinot Noir-Score 90
2015 - Prince of Pinot
2014 Russian River Valley Rose of Pinot Noir - Score 88
2015 - Wine Spectator-12 Pinot Noirs for the Thanksgiving Table
2013 Peters Vineyard Pinot Noir - Score 90 and 2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - Score 90
2015 - Wine Spectator-9 Refreshing Summer Whites from California
2013 Peters Vineyard Chardonnay - Score 90
2014 - Wine Spectator, James Laube: Style Considerations: To Buy or Not
"Another example: the Papapietro Perry 2012 Pinots. This winery has been a personal favorite ...."
2013 - SF Chronicle Top 100 Wines
2010 Peters Vineyard Pinot Noir
2012 - Wine Spectator, MaryAnn Worobiec: 25 Outstanding California Pinot Noirs
2010 Papapietro Perry Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Nunes Vineyard - Score 93
2012 - Wine Spectator, Tim Fish: Dry Creek Valley
Ben Papapietro and Bruce Perry were amateur winemakers before they took a stab at the big leagues with their 1998 release. Today they produce a consistently notable lineup of more than a dozen Pinot Noirs, plus Zinfandel and Chardonnay. The winery and tasting room are located on an old ranch were more than a dozen producers have set up business. Papapietro Perry's tasting room is a cozy space, with a copper-topped bar crafted from old barrel staves.
2011 - Wine Spectator
Named one of the Top 20 Pinot Noir producers in Sonoma County by James Laube with over 40 wines scored 90 or higher from Wine Spectator magazine.