Peterson Vignobles Red Blend (2014)
Varietal: 46% Petite Sirah, 31% Carignane 15% Zinfandel, 8% Syrah
150 cases Produced
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
Barrel Aging: 27 months
Cooperage: 33% new French oak barrels,
17% new American oak barrels,
50% older, neutral oak barrels
Bottling Date: February 2, 2017 (unfined & unfiltered)
Production: 150 cases | 750ml
"Think of this wine as Rhone blend with a twist—the
twist being Zinfandel. Fruit-driven yet robust and
complex, this blend offers deep aromas of spicy plum
and mixed dark berries accented with oak notes. Bright,
lively flavors of strawberry, tart plum, blueberry, black
cherry, and black raspberry seamlessly integrate with
a structure of softening tannins and an oak essence.
Traces of spice box, mocha and eucalyptus weave
through the lush palate, making a stronger appearance
at the finish. Delicious now, but will continue to age
for several more years.
Enjoy pairing this smooth, layered blend with cocoa
spiced rubbed pork tenderloin with crimini berry
sauce, or blueberry balsamic glazed rosemary chicken."