Pinot Noir, ‘Peters Vyd’, Anthill Farms
Randy Peters and his father-in-law, Tom Mukaida, farm this vineyard outside of Sebastopol in western Sonoma County. The southern slopes of these hills form the northern edge of the Petaluma Gap, which rushes cool, marine air from the Pacific Ocean inland. The vines, a mix of Pommard and 777 planted twenty years ago, produce grapes that ripen unusually slow due to the oft-present morning fog.
This 2016 offers flirtatious aromatics of fresh-cut strawberry and pink jasmine. The wine’s outgoing personality continues to unfold in the mouth, with flavors of Santa Rosa plum and cedarwood unspooling over the tongue, buoyed by established tannins and savory acidity. The finish sails on and on, gradually filling the mouth with resonant, almost ghostly richness.
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Press & Reviews
Dark cherry, plum, lavender and spice make a strong first impression in the 2015 Pinot Noir Peters Vineyard. Deceptively medium in body , the 2015 possesses exotic richness and plenty of intensity to match its juicy, layered feel.