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 over thirty years ago, produce grapes that ripen unusually slow due to the oft-present morning fog.
Peters Vineyard once again offers incredible immediacy with aromas and flavors of raspberry, cherry and perfumed carnation. This is gracious Sonoma Coast pinot, inviting and vibrant with balancing tension. The elegant and well-integrated nature of Peters draws you in, making it hard not to drink right now for all of its fresh beauty. Good thing we recommend drinking now-2030.
91-93 points Antonio Galloni/Vinous
93 points Robert Parker