Peterson Winery Mendo Blendo Red Blend
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@KitMarlot the Lab Rat said Mendo Blendo, how I’ve missed you! a well balanced exercise in strength and restraint. If you like heavy reds with panache, this is the wine for you.
@PetersonWinery Jamie with thanks to all the casemates for supporting this wine over the vintages! Y’all will be the first to get your hands on this '18 (before our wine club or anybody else), so I hope you enjoy!
2018 Peterson Mendo Blendo Red Wine, Tollini Vineyard, Mendocino
Not for sale online, $288/case MSRP
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2018 Peterson Winery Mendo Blendo Red Blend
4 bottles for $59.99 $15/bottle + $2/bottle shipping
Case of 12 for $129.99 $10.83/bottle + $1/bottle shipping
This is a great winery and a great blend.
@danandlisa So glad to see this back!
How much more are you saving by buying a full case?
(Note: Tax & Shipping not included in savings calculations).
2018 Peterson Winery Mendo Blendo Red Blend - $50 = 27.76%
The “specs” section for this offer is quite thorough and that level of detail is nice to have.
If anyone in the Twin Cities area wants to split a case, my arm could be twisted into taking a few bottles.
@kawichris650 I’m interested. Peterson makes good wines. I’d be in for 3-4 up to 6 if necessary.
@ampeloquin22 @takethefarm @cynthylee
Anyone else in the area interested in a split?
@kawichris650 thanks for the mention, but i’m full up right now.
Wine buying moratorium right now, but have loved everything from Peterson. Some of the best QPR wines that, thankfully, keep coming popping up on casemates.
@KNmeh7 agree, I got some from you last time I remember now, no ship to MI then.
Rich, glass-staining burgundy in the glass; legs took a long time to develop. On the pink side of purple, no hint of bricking. Unsatisfied with my color palette, I consulted the Oracle, who offered Scarlet #900D09. Any suggestions for identifying wine color c an be sent to @KitMarlot. Rich, unctuous dark fruit on the nose, not unlike the Gard Syrah I had just finished. Bright dried cherries, dark plums and a faint whiff of raspberry completes the fruit cocktail. Medium bodied on the palate, more woodsy earth than fruit. Firm structure with prickly tannin that lingers into the finish. Balanced, excellent.
My wife noted Fresh cedar and “ripe raisin” on the nose, rich raisin and woodsy notes on the palate. She observed muted fruit, heavy on the puckery tannin. She often likens this sensation to acidity, but we go back and forth on whether she gets a bright front of the tongue zing or more of a back of the mouth “tastebuds standing at attention”. This is definitely the latter. She said that this wine is a bit too rustic/heavy to drink on its own as an aperitif but would be great with anything roasted or grilled: vegetables, meat, cheese, etc.
Overall it is a fantastic value, a well balanced exercise in strength and restraint. If you like heavy reds with panache, this is the wine for you. Mendo Blendo, how I’ve missed you! Had the 2013 and 2015 over the years, never this young. My recollection is that the tannins resolve nicely after a couple more years in the bottle. I had the 2013 at age 6 (“nose is full berry”, “medium bodied and very smooth, nothing distinct”, “the finish is … integrated tannin”) and the 2015 at age 5 (“dark chocolate covered cherry”, “minimal tannin”) and see no reason that this vintage wouldn’t follow a similar trajectory. Thanks a ton to Fred, Jamie and Alvin for growing a really nice blend that is fun to drink and easy to buy, and to Alice and WineDavid for giving me the opportunity to share my tasting experience with you all. Get your case before they sell out! Salut!
PS Fred, Jamie, wouldn’t mind seeing some of your DCV zins again soon…
Thank you for the nice write up! Very in line with our own thoughts, and your wife is definitely not wrong about it being a great roasted/grilled pairing. Not that I’d recommend saying she was wrong in any case… but we tend to say the lighter Zero Manipulation from the Tollini fruit is the aperitif wine, and the Mendo is the brawny main course wine…
We’ll see what we can do about some Zins in the mix here! Lighter harvests in 2017, and just barely releasing some of the 2018’s.
@KitMarlot Thank you. Based on your favorable comparison to Gard Syrah (presumably 2016?), I went for 2x4: 4 to my sister for my upcoming visit, and 4 to hold until 2023-2024. Too bad CaseMates won’t let me order a case and split it between two destinations.
How do you think this will cellar for those at times slow pulling corks?
@KitMarlot @rjquillin I love how these screwcaps age. The wine and tannins still develop, albeit slower than cork, and the fruit qualities hold fresher tasting.
We did trial comparison bottlings with the 2010’s with cork vs screwcap, and pretty consistently over the years everyone has preferred the screwcap finish to the cork.
@PetersonWinery @rjquillin One of these days you’ll come to grips with the fact that screwtops are here to stay… ha!
Or you’ll just get old like me and won’t care anymore
I was not able to try this with my husband. He gave me the below note.
Deep red in the glass with no real legs to speak of, the nose is punchy berry with bit of oak, though neither linger long. A little dry and tannic on the front of the tongue, with the body of the grapes coming through toward the back. The first sip doesn’t persist the way I’d expected, but progresses as you enjoy a bit more of the glass. Overall, a rounded profile and delightfully drinkable.
Jamie Peterson here with just a quick check in here from the winery. Ran in this morning to dig out the pallets of this new release wine to have them ready for later this week, in between moving and getting Xfinity/Comcast to actually set up internet at my new house. I’ll try and pop back on later if they’re successful to answer any questions.
In any case, thanks to all the casemates for supporting this wine over the vintages! Alice and Ariana asked me about the 2017 a few weeks ago, but down to the last few cases, and talked me into having the brand new 2018 available. Y’all will be the first to get your hands on it (before our wine club or anybody else), so I hope you enjoy!
@PetersonWinery Hi Jamie - I prefer my PS well aged - which means I just keep it a while before opening it. How well do you suppose this will age? Thanks, and great to see Michigan back in the mix!
@woopdedoo we prefer our Petite Sirah well aged as well!!!… or else well blended For this wine, I’d say it will only improve for the next ten years, with the slightly rustic tannins softening in the 3-7 year window.
@PetersonWinery Hi Jamie- thank you for your participation! I would love to see your Barbera and the Zero Manipulation offered again. Enjoyed the mixed case! Thank you
@dawnlac I second this. LOVED the barbera and every time I cracked one open with people over they asked me immediately for more information on the wine!!
@dawnlac @osiris3mc agreed! I just cracked open my last 2013 La Stupenda Barbera tonight! Really lovely.
@PetersonWinery This is one of my favorites. Right up there with their Barbera. I want a case of this so badly, but we’re moving to Alabama in July. Any idea how we can get a case to Alabama?
Any interest in a split in CMH?
@albish7 I could be talked into 4.
we don’t much post… but…
we get a decent amount of wine here mostly for husband lol
this one sounded interesting to me.
I’m overloaded but very tempted. Any Atlanta peeps interested in splitting a case?
Auto buy!! Peterson has the golden touch in wines!!
Loved this last time. So much for restraint.
Damn! Was in for a case until after hitting the buy button and it sad no shipping to Kansas!
We have bought 3 or 4 other Peterson offerings here in the past and they have all been very enjoyable. In for a case !
Yes, it’s true…Peterson has become an auto-buy in this household as well! In for a case…
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Anyone in San Diego/SoCal buying and have bottles to split? Just looking for a few.
Running out of cellar defenders and everybody seems to think this is a good buy.
In for a case.
Wow, what time did it sell out?
What about a 24 hour offer to hold us over until the regularly scheduled offer?
@jmdavidson1 The next offer will be at 9 p.m. PST.
Yeah, pretty long time since we’ve had one of these;
last was March 17th.
I’m very glad I didn’t wait too long to order. Congratulations on the sell out!!!
@kawichris650 Thank you!!! Glad you got some too.
We had to save at least some of the wine for our Wine Club and tasting room, as well as a few accounts and states that have supported it over the years as well.
Thanks to you all for the support! Had to save a little of the wine for our club members, and a couple distributors that carry the wine as well…
Honored and happy at such a great response, and hopefully anyone that missed out can get some of the next wines that might be offered this summer!
Does this suggest bottles remain at the winery, and other selected locations, for purchase?
There will be; we’ve got just four more cases of the 2017 for sale here before we release the 2018 in the tasting room later in July. A couple of our distributors in the midwest will have it as well; mostly small wine shops that have carried the wine over multiple vintages and we didn’t want to leave them without.
The Midwest you say?
What’s the easiest way to locate one of those shops that sells your wine?
@kawichris650 We have small distributors in Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, and a little in South Dakota. They sell mostly to smaller wine shops, grocery stores, and restaurants, but would have to check in directly! Where are you?
I’m in a suburb of Minneapolis, MN.