Papapietro Perry Presents...

One of our favorite places to visit is the Papapietro Perry Winery in California. They’ve been a supporter of the New York International Wine Auction each year since 2008. In fact, their 2006 Papapietro Perry Winery, Russian River Valley, Leras Family Vineyards Pinot Noir was featured as a dinner wine for the 2008 auction. They are supporting us again this year with a 2007 Papapietro Perry Winery Pinot Noir produced from their Mendocino County, Anderson Valley, Charles Vineyard source.

Co-owner and winemaker Ben Papapietro explains what makes this bottle so special. Their attention to detail and superb instincts have brought the Papapietro Perry Winery worldwide acclaim. The stock for this Pinot Noir is sourced from Charles Vineyard, located in the Southeast part of Boonville along the Anderson Creek in the Anderson Valley in Mendocino County. What makes this an ideal location for Pinot Noir is its location; the Anderson Valley opens to the ocean so the cool coastal weather influences can cause as much as 50-degree fluctuations in temperature in a single day. The vineyard is meticulously tended and contains clones 114, 115, 777 and Pommard on three different rootstocks. The 2007 growing season was one of best in years. This vintage promises to go down in history as providing some of the best wines that Papapietro Perry Winery has ever produced.

Thanks to Papapietro Perry Winery for their generosity, and another fine choice for NYIWA.

“The New York International Wine Auction runs flawlessly every year, but only because of the extensive—and mostly unseen—preparation done in advance. Much of that work goes into choosing the courses of the gourmet dinner and the fine wines to match with the food. Having participated in the preliminary tastings and the rehearsal dinner, it’s clear that the pairings for this year’s auction dinner are as good as any we’ve experienced in our more than 10 years of attendance. If you like delicious food, expertly paired with the finest wines, served in the midst of an organized frenzy of auction excitement, you must attend the 2013 NYIWA!”

—Bill Owens

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