Peterson Tollini Vineyard Mixed Reds
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@Jackinga manages to pull a cork for this Lab Rt Report Now, I have six bottles of wine open and at varying degrees of fullness
@wnance also does a double Lab Rat Report with an extra the case price are a screaming deal, and gives great weekday wine options
@PetersonWinery with a Note from the Vintner on a cork vs. twisty experiment in progress Last time I opened the series here at the winery a couple years ago everyone preferred the screwcap sealed wines.
2018 Peterson Barbera, Tollini Vineyard, Mendocino County
Fred’s (Peterson) Vintaged View
2017 Peterson Zero Manipulation Red Wine, Tollini Vineyard
Jamie Peterson’s Vintaged View
$264.00/Case for 6x 2018 Peterson Barbera, Tollini Vineyard, Mendocino County + 6x 2017 Peterson Zero Manipulation Red Wine, Tollini Vineyard at Peterson Winery
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Peterson Tollini Vineyard Mixed Reds
6 bottles for $64.99 $10.83/bottle + $1.33/bottle shipping
Case of 12 for $109.99 $9.17/bottle + $1/bottle shipping
2018 Peterson Barbera
2017 Peterson Zero Manipulation Red Wine
The Barbera alone is worth the price of admission. Love their wines.
@danandlisa labs on this one really do look inviting.
@danandlisa can you expand on why you love their wines?
@losthighwayz I have never had a bottle from them that does not scream, why I have not bought more. They constantly punch way above the WD price. Of all the cases I buy, and it is alot, Peterson does not stay in my stack of boxes.
@rjquillin You have plenty of wine, but this is an autobuy for me.Lovely wine at a great price.
@danandlisa Not plenty, too much…
A brief perusing of their website reveals that these are their only Mendocino wines in their portfolio. Hopefully WD will someday convince them to offer some of their Bradford Mountain bottlings on here. BM is iconic in my book
@losthighwayz Syrah was here in January
White blend in May
Maybe some others but these popped up
@losthighwayz Thanks for the recognition of Bradford Mountain!
Also the Mendo Blendo and Old School Zin coming from the Tollini Vineyard in Mendocino.
We’ve got a couple potential wines in the works with WD from the BM Estate. Getting samples to them, and sorting out pricing still, but should be something or two before the end of the year
@kaolis thanks realized I missed these offers when Cortot posted a Peterson Syrah on What are you drinking
@PetersonWinery great news! I usually associate Bradford Mountain with Zinfandel so curious about the varietals you produce from there!
@losthighwayz @PetersonWinery the 3v is some of the best white wine I’ve ever had
I was pleasantly surprised to receive not one, but two bottles to review. The offerings are, Peterson 2018 Tollini Vineyard Barbera and Peterson 2017 Tollini Vineyard Zero Manipulation blend (73% Carignane, 22% Grenache, and 5% Syrah). Both bottles are labeled as unfined and unfiltered with 225 cases produced of the Barbera.
A similar offering for this pair on Casemates was on Oct 25, 2021, which was well received then. Well, here it is again!
As luck would have it, my daughter-in-law (DIL), happened to come by the day these were delivered. Besides me, she is the wine drinker in the family.
Let me cut to the chase. She liked the Zero Manipulation. Me? Not so much. I preferred the Barbera, by a good margin.
We both agreed that the Barbera, a dark ruby color, is fruit forward with lush cherry notes, more body (mouth feel, viscosity maybe).
I found the Barbera to be smoother and richer overall.
The Zero Manipulation is by comparison a lighter wine in both appearance and taste with a pronounced initial acidity, and adequate fruit notes.
In my opinion, the Zero Manipulation is an average drinker. On the second day, I tasted the Zero Manipulation and found that the harsh acidity on first tasting had smoothed out considerably.
It was after dinner when we tasted, so we used small amounts of Mozzarella string cheese to clear our palates.
I would pair the Barbera with roast beef, and the Zero Manipulation with a pork roast or possibly a high fat pasta dish, where that acidity would help it to shine.
Since Thanksgiving is around the corner, this set would make a good purchase for that event. I think the Zero Manipulation would make an excellent choice as a lighter wine for table service and the Barbera for both drinking prior to service and maybe a bit for some of the sauces with its fruity goodness.
Overall, if I were just having one to sip, hands down, I would chose the Barbera. The DIL, not so much. She prefers the Zero Manipulation.
BTW, I am a big fan of the Screwcap - Janson Caps - saranex liner. As my cellar has grown and grown, and more and more wines are undergoing extended aging, I feel the screw closures are vastly superior to corkage.
I had a few days to play with these and so decided to do a bit broader taste comparisons. I had in my cellar some Scott Harvey 2016 Amador County Barberas, a J&S Reserve, and a Mountain Select as well as a Peterson 2013 La Suprema Barbera.
And I found a Peterson 2013 Mendo Blendo (62% Petite Syrah, 28% Syrah, 5% Carignane, and 5% Grenache) as well to compare with the Peterson Zero Manipulation Blend.
I lined up all six bottles and proceeded to pour. (Unfortunately, the DIL had long since left.)
For what it’s worth, here’s my relative rankings (10 point scale) for the Barberas:
And even less for what it’s worth for the two Peterson Blends as the blend components are not directly comparable:
Now, I have six bottles of wine open and at varying degrees of fullness. What ever am I going to do?
That’s simple… enjoy them!
(Perhaps with some help.)
@Jackinga Now I’m excited about my 2 bottles of J&S Barbera that I’ve been cellaring over the past few years.
@Jackinga Wow what a great Barbera lineup! Makes me miss when they had the Barbera festival up in Amador.
Thanks for the kind words and thoughtful review(s). And I’m glad your DIL could taste the Zero; definitely different sensibilities to them, with the Zero having a little more rustic edge to the tannin/acid structure.
Screwcaps have been great for us as well. I’ve got a few bottles left of the trial wines I did from 2010’s of cork sealed vs screw cap that I’ve been wanting to open and share. Last time I opened the series here at the winery a couple years ago(Zero, Barbera, Dry Creek Zin, Sangiovese), everyone preferred the screwcap sealed wines.
@Jackinga Awesome rattage! That is a nice collection of wines, bravo!!
VAN MURALS! GROUND SQUIRRELS! SPIT CURLS! AWESOME!
These are all literally my favorites. Scott Harvey and Peterson Mendocino/Tollini wines are auto-buy 100%. How do you even keep them around that long? I need a monthly subscription for these.
Aww, it has a jackalope on the bottle, a bunny relative!
Sad no VA/MD!
So backwards wine snob offered mixed 6 packs of these wines in June rws 3 each $76.99
I’m supposed to be drinking more wine not buying more wine!
Labrat happy to report in for duty!
First, full disclosure- my wife and I are big fans of Peterson wines, and have ordered both of these wines before from Casemates. In fact, we just finished the last bottle from our case of Mendo Blendo a week ago. As a Labrat, you have no idea what wine is coming, and I was happy to see these Peterson wines when I opened the box.
First up is the Barbera. This pours a beautiful deep ruby red and has a nose of red brambly fruit with some herbs. Palate is red dusty fruit, some sour cherry, light and lively with lots of energy and good acidity. To me, this one is a bit sharp on opening and clearly a wine that will shine with food. We paired it with a Delicata squash and sausage gratin and a peach balsamic salad with gorgonzola, pears, apples, and walnuts. This was a delicious pairing, the wine cuts nicely through the rich food, exactly as expected.
Day two (the rest of the bottle was just corked in the cellar, no argon or anything) the wine had softened a bit, but still had all of its youthful energy, a good sign to me that this bottle has a lot of life ahead. This time it paired with fresh spinach ravioli filled with ricotta, artichoke, and red pepper, with a vodka sauce. Also delicious, this Barbera is a great food wine for rich dishes and pasta.
Just for kicks, I opened a Scott Harvey 2018 Mountain Barbera for comparison. This is our favorite red label Harvey bottling. We found the Harvey Barbera to be a bit richer with more depth and focus to the palate, more to contemplate, but the wines had a lot of similarities and we like them both very much.
The Tollini Barbera is highly recommended.
Next up is the Zero Manipulation. We are a fan of red blends and this wine and Mendo Blend from Peterson are always appreciated. This has a nose of darker red fruits, still a rustic vibe, and is a bit softer on the palate, but where the Barbera is more focused and bright, this wine is broader but balanced on the palate. We drank it with a cheese and charcuteri board the first night, and it was well received by our guest. Day two I paired it with a chili cheese dog and it was killer. This is also a great food wine.
The Zero Manipulation is highly recommended.
Peterson has become an auto-buy for me, since the very first La Stupenda offering that I took a flyer on and loved. Peterson is the new Pedroncelli- don’t misunderstand, we love Pedroncelli- the wines and the people- and order every time they appear on Casemates as well as directly from the winery. But gone are the days of sub $12 Pedroncelli offers (excluding the insane rosé deals during the pandemic and the Cheer series). The recent Merlot offering came the closest.
These Peterson wines coming in at under $10/bottle at the case price are a screaming deal, and gives great weekday wine options whether you’re having a pizza, pasta, burger, etc.- they are very flexible food wines. Also great wines to take to parties or family dinner and any place you don’t want to have to deal with a corkscrew and cork. I’m considering getting two cases of this offer, which I never do, just to have a case of each wine available.
Thanks for the rattage opportunity and thank you, Peterson Wines, for becoming a Casemates regular!
@wnance I’m in for a case! Wish I could order the chili dog as well!
@wnance Thank you for the thoughtful and thorough write ups! And being a great customer, and lab rat, here on Casemates. Glad they can make it all flow and keep affordable/delicious wines on more dinner tables.
Also cool to hear about comparing to SH Mountain Barbera. Will need to make it out his way soon and pick up a bottle of that.
@PetersonWinery Thank you! 2 cases ordered!
How much more are you saving by buying a full case?
(Note: Tax & Shipping not included in savings calculations).
Peterson Tollini Vineyard Mixed Reds - $20 = 15.38%
Happy Monday to everyone! Jamie Peterson here, checking in after the few morning punchdowns we have left (Syrah and Petite Sirah out of the Tollini Vineyard from which these two wines are born), and before packing up bag in box wines to ship out… Another crazy harvest almost wrapping up, with only this Barbera, and the Carignane and Grenache from Mendocino left to pick (end of this week and early next).
In any case, thank you for supporting the wines! Happy to answer any questions or thoughts anyone might have.
@PetersonWinery LOVE your wines! Screwcaps forever!
An “easy button” buy from our prior Peterson buys of these wines and their other offerings. Glad to have them here!
No MD.? This is becoming a trend, second offer in a row that doesn’t ship to my home.
@eastcoastmary Cost and time-prohibitive state direct shipping permit rules make it unfeasible for now
Glad GA is on the list. The reviews helped a ton this time and helped catch me up on this winery. In for my first case!
@malex_vt try a blank line before and after the giphy line, parser is not very awesome.
DIPLOMAT! RAT-A-TAT! FAT CAT! AWESOME!
Auto-buy here too! Big fan of both of these
Time to get some to share with the kind folks at UPS,
and there may be a few to spare…
@rjquillin if they’re available, I would take 1 or 2 sets. LMK.
@davirom I know one pair is I can tag for you.
We just opened the last of the 2015 Barbera tonight, so this auto-buy is very well timed! Start to stock up for the holidays!
I will not buy this, I’m out of room…
I will not buy this, I’m out of room…
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@vandemusser Like he (or she) said!
I still have some Tollini Vineyards in my cellar. How come I could buy that in the past, and no Kansas this time?
@dgbickle State permitting regulations change, or they crack down on things and it becomes too daunting for a small winery like us.
I’m out of Peterson wines in my cellar and always like to have some on hand. So, I’m in.
OMG, I couldn’t resist…I have a big problem with my cellar…no room for more wine
Jan! I need you to send these to me in Alabama!
My first purchase here at Casemates! I already have a few bottles of Zero Manipulation. Looking forward to a few more, and to trying the Barbera.
What!? No sell out. Great QPR wine like stated punches above it’s price point. If you haven’t bought & on the fence…BUY you won’t be disappointed and Scott Harvey endorsement!
I love Scott & Jana’s wines as well as I am a wine club member of theirs and appreciate their offerings and activity here on Casemates
I was rather wondering the same…
Been quite a while, July 19th, since WD had a SO…
@dawnlac @rjquillin for me, POSSIBLE delivery window overlaps when I will be out of town. And you never know actual ship date ahead of time. So if it hits at the “wrong” time, even UPS premium will only hold for so many days.
@dawnlac Literally just three cases from a sell out lol. Barbera is sold out at the winery now…
@dawnlac And thank you!!!
@PetersonWinery No, Thank you! I was chosen to be a labrat on both of these wines before and really enjoyed then bought mendo blendo and liked so you have also become a autobuy for me.
Thank you for your offerings and participation during the offerings!
@dawnlac @PetersonWinery @winedavid49
Yes! It’s the participation here that makes this site different from all the others, and lacking that it’s just like nearly every other another flash site out there.
Hope to see you again soon…