2016 Peters Vineyard ~ Pinot Noir ~ Russian River Valley ~ 750 ml
Peters Vineyard Pinot is always pretty juicy and delicious, but the deep garnet 2016 takes it up a notch. This flavor-packed wine seduces with an effusive nose of lush cherry and baking spices, which sets the stage for more of the same on the palate. Fresh plum, ripe cherry and raspberry meld with just the right amount of vanilla and toast to deliver a classic vintage for Peters. The mouthfeel is expansive and juicy with excellent overall acidity keeping it fresh. The bottle goes quickly. A true lip smacker.
Located a few miles west of Sebastopol on the edge of the Russian River Valley appellation with Gold Ridge soil, lies Peters Vineyard, the backbone of our production and is planted with Pommard, 115 and 777 clones. An ideal location for Pinot Noir, this former apple orchard is blanketed by the cool ocean fog in the morning and evening, coaxing out the grapes’ best flavors. The hot sunny days intensify the fruit and create just the flavor profile we are looking for in our wine.
Peters Vineyard was our first-ever vineyard designate, and we continue to enjoy a close relationship with grower Randy Peters. His expert vineyard management helps us to consistently produce this incredibly luscious wine.
11 months in Francois Fréres French Oak, 50% new, 50% 1-2 year old