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Vineyard: Peters

OwnersRandy Peters, Tom Mukaida
AppellationSonoma Coast
Acres14
LocationHills west of Sebastopol in western Sonoma County.
AspectSteep, east-facing slope.
SoilsGoldridge sandy loam
VarietiesPinot Noir
Clones777, Pommard

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2011 Anthill Farms Peters Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., $40. This vineyard has been farmed by Randy Peters for over 25 years. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of Bing cherries and spice lead to a rich, plush core of Bing cherry fruit with some blackberry and spice in the background. Soft in the mouth with sinewy tannins and a good cut of acidity, with a finish which of noteworthy lengthy. Score: 90. Reviewed December 18, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Kokomo Winery Gopher Hill Peters Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 200 cases, $38. This vineyard is located where a former Gravenstein apple orchard stood, 10 miles from the Pacific Coast as the crow flies. Soils are Goldridge sandy loam. Clone 2A. Aged in 30% new French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of very ripe dark red berries, spice, brier and oak caramel. Medium weight flavors of sweet dark red cherries and berries with mushroom, green bean and citrus in the background. Soft and elegant on the palate with supple tannins, but doesn’t deliver a lot of flavor interest. Good. Reviewed January 11, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Kokomo Winery Peters Vineyard Winemaker’s Reserve Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 300 cases, $48. Pommard clone. 25% whole cluster, aged in French oak barrels. · Moderately deep reddish-purple color in the glass. The nose is rather nondescript, offering subtle scents of black plum and oak. Sweet, sappy and ripe dark red cherry and berry flavors with a hint of spice and raisin. More flavor interest, nuance and persistence than the Gopher Hill bottling. Unfolds slowly in the glass displaying admirable finesse. Even better the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Good (+). Reviewed January 11, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2008 Kokomo Peters Vineyard Gopher Hill Block, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 160 cases, $38. Peters Vineyard was planted on Goldridge sandy loam soil in the early 1980s by Randy Peters. This wine is sourced from a block planted to Wädenswil clone. Aged in 30% new French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish-purple hue in the glass. Oak-kissed red fruit aromas initially, developing more fruit intensity over time in the glass revealing scents of cherry cobbler. A medium-weighted offering featuring a complex array of flavors including tasty red cherries and berries, Red Vines, earth, tea and leaf. Silky smooth with plenty of charm and delicacy. Good. Reviewed December 14, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2008 Anthill Farms Peters Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.4% alc., $42. This vineyard has been farmed by Randy Peters and his father-in-law, Tom Mukaida, for over 20 years. A mix of Dijon 777 and Pommard clones. · Moderately light in color. Reserved aromas of dark red berries, tea and oak. Dilute and tart on the palate with spiced red cherry and red berry flavors. A lean wine that needs food. Good. Reviewed June 8, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2008 Kokomo Peters Vineyard Winemaker’s Reserve Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 485 cases, $48. This wine is sourced from a block planted to Pommard clone. 25% whole cluster. Aged in 100% French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Toasty oak and spice-infused black cherry aromas really draw you in. A panoply of dark red Pinot fruits coat the mouth with subtle oak, spice and tar singing in the background. Without knowing this wine had whole cluster when I tasted, I picked up immediately on the spice and soft mouth feel that is characteristic of this mode of fermentation. For me, whole cluster, if done right, adds a whole other dimension to a wine. In addition, this wine has silky, soft tannins and complimentary acidity bringing you back for another sip. Reviewed December 14, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2008 Papapietro Perry Peters Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.74, TA 0.57, 900 cases, $54. This vineyard is a few miles west of Sebastopol on the edge of the newly expanded Russian River Valley appellation. Aged 11 months in 50% new and 50% 1 and 2-year old French oak. · Nicely perfumed with oak-scented dark red berries and cherries, a roseate note, and hints of anise and smoke. Considerable flavor impact on entry, lingering on the fruity finish. Tasty spiced cherry and berry fruit underlain with restrained oak, and enrobed in restrained fruit tannins creating a welcoming elegance and silky texture. This wine has interest beyond the fruit. Very good (+). Reviewed April 11, 2011 WINERY » ARTICLE »

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2007 Anthill Farms Peters Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.6% alc., $42. This vineyard is located in the hills west of Sebastopol and has been farmed by Randy Peters and his father-in-law, Tom Mukaida for over 20 years. The clones are Pommard and Dijon 777. Yields were less than two tons per acre. · This wine smells of the earth with added notes of cherries, berries and some oak. Picks up intensity in the glass becoming more fruity and adding Indian spice over time. A diaphanous and silky wine that carries the earthy aromas and spice through to the finish with citrus in the background. Primarily cherry flavored with lively acidity creating a tart finish. The wine picks up intensity in the glass which is always a good sign of longevity. Reviewed May 26, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Papapietro Perry Peters Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 935 cases, $44. · Subdued dark fruit, exotic spice, and marzipan on the pleasant nose. Soft and smooth in the mouth with black cherry pie, red currant, cola, and roasted nut flavors. Not quite the charm of a bottle I sampled in May, 2009. POP 89, WS 91. Reviewed January 22, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Papapietro Perry Peters Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 963 cases, $49. The Peters Vineyard is owned and farmed by Tom Mukaida. He originally was an apple grower who switched to farming Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the 1980s. He sold his grapes to Gallo for several years. Composed of Pommard and Dijon 777 clones. · This wine is a real showoff. Very bright cherry fruit, even sensual, with a spicy touch of oak in the background. Plush and mouth filling attack of raspberry and cherry fruit with added flavors of savory herbs and baking spices. Perfectly harmonious with lithe tannins, this beautiful wine seduces with its smoothness and silkiness. You will need a cold shower after drinking this one. Reviewed May 7, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Papapietro Perry Mukaida Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 218 cases, $75. · Restrained but pleasing deep red fruit aromas and flavors that build in intensity in the glass. The fruit has a distinctive tropical bent. Impressively soft and smooth in the mouth. Oak is evident but not intrusive. I had the feeling that this wine might be the best in the lineup with another year in the bottle. Reviewed May 7, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Kasuari Peters Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 48 cases, $30. Aged 15 months in 50% new French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · The nose is shy but sexy featuring red fruits and roseate aromas. Delicious strawberry and cherry fruit are carried on a light and elegant frame. The lingering strawberry-scented finish is flamboyant and vivid with just the right amount of acidic tang. No tannins in sight. This is what Pinot Noir should be, but so often isn’t. If you like strawberries, this is your wine. I’m buying more of this one for drinking now. Reviewed February 18, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Kasuari Peters Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $30. · Wilted red roses and red cherries in the nose and a dazzling dose of strawberry and cherry fruit which lingers on the finish for over ten seconds. No tannin in sight. Ready now for prime time. What Pinot Noir should be, but so often isn’t. Reviewed April 7, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Anthill Farms Peters Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., $39 . · Like the 2005 version of this wine. a wine of charisma. Bing cherry fruit, nicely spiced and deftly oaked makes this wine a delight to drink. Lighter in color, it is an elegantly styled wine, still retaining some soft tannins that need shedding and finishing clean with a brisk and citric finish. Might be a bit austere and acidic for some, but will partner with food beautifully. Reviewed October 1, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Papapietro Perry Mukaida Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $75. This label should have read, “Mukaida Block,” since the wine is an homage to Tom Mukaida and is sourced from his Peters Vineyard (he refuses to name the vineyard after himself). 8 best barrels aged in 80% to 100% new oak barrels. · Smoky oak and dark raspberry red fruit dominate the aromas and flavors. Smoothly textured with admirable balance. Picks up interest with time in the glass. Close to the 2007 vintage in character. Reviewed May 7, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Anthill Farms Peters Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.9% alc.. Peters Vineyard is just west of Sebastopol and has been farmed by Randy Peters for more than twenty years. · Terrific aromatics that make the hair stand up on the back of your neck: juicy cherries, cardamon and other spices, and toasty oak. Lovely cherry flavors enhanced by subtle toast notes, sporting a comforting creamy texture. The acidity is just right, toned down from the 2006 vintage of this wine. Refined and ornate with plenty to like here. Age (of vines) has its rewards. Reviewed October 1, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »