2017 Peters Vineyard ~ Pinot Noir ~ Russian River Valley ~ 750 ml
Deep, dark concentrated fruit flavors drive the 2017 Peters Vineyard. This is classic Peters Vineyard plus a little something else. An added touch of warm sunshine at crucial stages of harvest produced a lush, slightly decadent, full-flavored wine. The fruit profile: cherry. Cherries of all sorts. The nose gets us started with a heady blend of toast, sweet cherry kirsch and graham cracker. Luxurious dark cherry and caramel notes are joined by flavors of sweet tea and raspberry as you let the wine sit in your mouth. That is, if you can manage that. This wine is as delish and juicy as they come. But for all its impressive fruit, the cool morning fog influence at Peters Vineyard provides a racy line of acidity to keep the wine solidly on track. Great as it would be paired with anything pork, or even duck, this wine is also impressive on its own.
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