Peterson Winery Mixed Reds
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@AnnaB has Lab Rat first encounter with the Carignane for a Report definite berry aromas and smells a little sharp, kind of like a pinot, but less spicy
@PetersonWinery with a Happy Saturday from a (still) rainy Northern California Note from the Vintner letting us know how this mixed offer came to be...
@birdbrains Lab Rat Reporting the GSM is a beautifully balanced wine... not too sweet, not too dry, and not too peppery. It’s bright and inviting. At the case price this is a steal
@ludwigmace Lab Rat Report on the ZM: Not jammy, not sticky. Lovely and drinkable. Quick Edit: Not sure I made this clear - I enjoyed this bottle. It’s quality stuff.
2016 Peterson GSM Red Wine, Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley
Jamie’s (Peterson) Vintaged View & Vineyard Notes
2018 Peterson Zero Manipulation Red Wine, Tollini Vineyard
Jamie Peterson’s Vintaged View
2018 Peterson Carignane, Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley
Jamie Peterson’s Vintaged View & Vineyard Notes
Not for sale online, $396/case MSRP
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Peterson Winery Mixed Reds
3 bottles for $59.99 $20/bottle + $2.67/bottle shipping
Case of 12 for $169.99 $14.17/bottle + $1/bottle shipping
2016 Peterson GSM Red Wine
2018 Peterson Zero Manipulation Red Wine
2018 Peterson Carignane
2018 Peterson Carignane
Labrat, here. I received a bottle of the Carignane. I’m not familiar with this varietal and decided to taste without researching so that I wouldn’t have any preconceived ideas of what it should taste like. First impression on pouring was that there is a lot of sediment, with a fair amount clinging to the cork. I reread the label more carefully, which said it’s unfiltered and that is definitely the case. It has pretty definite berry aromas and smells a little sharp, kind of like a pinot, but less spicy. It tastes pretty heavily of strawberry, and feels a bit thin in the mouth, without a lot of initial depth. It’s not very acidic or heavily tannic. Overall pleasant.
Peterson= buy. Great weekday wines to have around, and good cellar guards
No idea where to put it, but…any CMH folks interested in a split?
@fermentedwisdom in a similar boat on space; I could be persuaded into 3 and possibly 6; I’m in NW burbs
How much more are you saving by buying a full case?
(Note: Tax & Shipping not included in savings calculations).
Peterson Winery Mixed Reds - $70 = 29.16%
Purchasing a case. I would be interested in splitting it. Marin/SF
What can I do to get you to ship to MD?
My wife and I (Virginia residents) did our big 25th anniversary trip (3 years late) to Sonoma county, last week of April (got back last Saturday). I’ve only had a couple Peterson wines, but they were both great (especially at the casemates price!)
We’ve noticed over the past few years that we’ve tended to like “farmer first” wines. Where the effort and strategy for making the wine excellent was spent more in the field, than at the barrel. So of course, we visited the Peterson tasting room. (which I would highly suggest.) Tried a lot of wines, maybe 10?
So not surprising, and now definitely confirmed, is this: For varietals we liked, we very much liked the Peterson version. No surprises, all what was varietally expected, but also with plenty of character. No disappointments. All very good representations. If you’re Rhone folks, these should hit you just dandy. At the winery, the price was right. The price here are very, very right.
I’m in the hole, budget wise, more than ever. But can’t pass these up. Will probably have to share some.
Argh, no shipping to Virginia. Doh! Sigh
Hi everyone! Happy Saturday from a (still) rainy Northern California.
We thought this would be a great mix of our Rhone style reds for summertime stock ups. All three are on the more zesty/lower tannin side of the body spectrum, with overlapping flavors but distinct nuanced personalities.
We are getting low on the 2018 Zero and 2016 GSM, so wanted to offer a mixed pack in case they sell out. Only made 100 cases of the Carignane as well, and it’s newly released this month, and chose it as fun third wine in the Rhone blend pack.
Will be checking in if there’s any questions on the wine, and general discussion. Thank you!!!
@PetersonWinery Always appreciate vintner participation on this site. Indeed I was wondering about what led to this combo and you’ve explained that including the bit about the Carignane which was an intriguing new addition that sounded very good. I’ve had the Zero and GSM before, and enjoyed them (not sure which vintages). So yes this combined offer along with your info is likely to push me over the edge.
@winedavid or Mods, someone please give this guy a Vintner heading!
A word of thanks for dropping in, and the transparency in publishing your labs. While they may not mean much to some, to others they will enable the “buy” decision.
I see too @PeixeGato has asked about potential cellar life. Any insight to share there as well? Those ‘drink by’ dates in cellar tracker, while interesting, aren’t all that helpful.
Here’s hoping you make it back again while the offer is live and still available.
@PeixeGato @rjquillin thank you! Transparency is definitely something we value, in our winemaking and our marketing. Always glad when we find folks that appreciate it too.
All three would be fine to hold; our winemaking without dining/filtration, and style choice of harvesting with lower pH and higher acidity leads to wines that age gracefully. The GSM I think I’d prefer consumed in the next three years. It’ll develop some more of the savory and earthy qualities and deepen/soften some more, but I feel like the fruit will be fading after a couple more. So depends on the palate.
The Zero under screwcap can hold for a while. Develops less. I opened a 2010 that we did cork vs screwcap trials and it was still very fresh and enjoyable (cork was past its prime by comparison).
The Carignane will only improve for the next 4-6, softening and deepening the palate. There’s enough complexity that I think it will develop some other interesting flavors as well, but Carignane being so much about the juicy red and “purple” fruit quality, I don’t like to lose that with aging it too long.
Appreciate those insights especially for those 30+ of your bottles I now have cellared
Have you sampled any of the Sandler PN bottled from your what seems to by your vineyards?
@PeixeGato @rjquillin pretty much anything of ours 2013 or younger is still
No haven’t tried any of the Sandler wines. I think they do some from Sonoma vineyards and some from down the central coast… a few other distant branches of the Peterson clan out there with vineyards of no close relation too.
@PetersonWinery @rjquillin Thanks so much for the reply!
Great participation; you got me for a case
2016 Peterson GSM
Sorry for the late labrat, meant to post last night but you know…life – we received the 2016 Peterson GSM last night at the end of an unusually hot spring day. We put it in the fridge for a few minutes just to take the extra heat off the bottle, did a quick pop and pour, and planned to let it breathe a bit before having more. It’s delicious and we were worried we might just finish it all off. So, decided instead to save the rest for our Saturday lunch. On Friday night there was definitely alcohol on the nose, and some came through in the tasting. A bit of sediment. Did I mention it’s delicious. Perfectly balanced. There is enough dryness to pullback on the bright berry and cherry flavors but it’s not a dry wine. On the second day the alcohol in the nose dissipated revealing notes of blackberry, chocolate, leather, and pepper – fitting much better with the taste of the GSM. It’s still delicious and one of the better wines we’ve had the pleasure of tasting through CMs. We’ve enjoyed Peterson wines in the past and for fun and comparison we pulled out our last bottle of Zero Manipulation (2017) to sip both wines side by side. The ZM is a very good wine, dryer and less complex than the GSM. Overall, the GSM is a beautifully balanced wine, not too sweet, not too dry, and not too peppery. It’s bright and inviting. At the case price this is a steal (but would really love if it was all this GSM). Thanks to Alice and team for the opportunity try this fantastic wine!
Coming out of my buying moratorium for a case that is built for me. Peterson is a can’t miss winery; haven’t had a bottle that disappointed yet. And the wines look like they are right up my alley - the GSM with a little age too?! Sorry NeOH mates, no slipts as I want the whole case.
A day later than I had hoped we managed to get this bottle of Peterson Zero Manipulation 2018 opened up a few hours ago.
I appreciate the simplicity of the label as well as the indication of the grapes used - 68% Carignane, 26% Grenache, 6% Syrah.
In the glass this thing is almost opaque and has great legs.
This won’t be a long review. Pouring through aerator (best flavor) we get smooth juiciness with a slight acid punch up front, mellowing out to a blackberry/mixed berry on the end. Not jammy, not sticky. Lovely and drinkable.
The bottle went fast. This isn’t normally what we drink and we were pleasantly surprised (last couple of nights was a barbera that’s popular here).
Quick Edit: Not sure I made this clear - I enjoyed this bottle. It’s quality stuff.
Hey hey hey! I could drink Peterson wine just about every day! Can these be aged much longer or are they in a “drink now” state of being?
@PeixeGato thank you!!! Hopefully answered the question about aging up in the other comment! Drink in the next few years but no giant rush is the short answer Appreciate your support!
I, like my NE OH Casemates friend @pjmartin, am under a SIWBM. But, I’ve never had a bottle of Peterson that wasn’t absolutely delicious. Even so I was going to pass because I have way to much wine. When @pjmartin let me know he bought a case my FOMO kicked in and a case of Peterson is heading my way!
Happy Mother’s Day!
Any SE Michigan interested in 3 or 6?
Recently moved to the King Field neighborhood of Minneapolis and would share up to half the case if anyone is interested
When will this ship?
@killeenbase Estimated delivery is Tuesday, May 30 - Wednesday, May 31 but many times they come before that. Last time I got Peterson it came 10 days before the estimated date
Just had one of our Zero Manipulations from the last offer- and was thinking it was about time for another Peterson to post up. Nice to see this combo and looking forward to trying the GSM and Carignane.