Peake Ranch

Owner(s) John Wagner
Web site www.peakeranch.com
 
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The proprietor is John Wagner, who owns John Sebastiano Vineyard and a vineyard that was a part of Sierra Madre Vineyard. Doug Circle owns Sierra Madre Vineyard and trademark. Winemaker Paul Lato crafts the wines

Reviewed Wines

2015 Peake Ranch Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 250 cases, $40. Proprietors John and Gillian Wagner, winemaker is Paul Lato. 100% John Sebastiano Vineyard grapes. Clones 667, 115 and Swan. 3-day cold soak, RC 212 yeast, 17 days on the skins, aged in French oak barrels, 40% new. Fined with egg whites, unfiltered. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. A boisterous wine featuring aromas and flavors of blackberry, black current, earth and oak. Good attack and follow through with some finishing length. Appealingly silky in texture with integrated tannins. More enjoyable when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 91. Reviewed June 9, 2018 ARTICLE »

2014 Peake Ranch Sierra Madre Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay

14.3% alc., 327 cases, $40. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. Demure aromas of citrus, tropical fruits, paraffin and subtle oak lead to flavors of pineapple, apple, grilled lemon, guava and charred oak in a slightly creamy style with well-integrated acidity. Score: 89. Reviewed October 30, 2016 ARTICLE »

2014 Peake Ranch Sierra Madre Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay

14.3% alc., 327 cases, $40. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. Shy perfume of citrus, tropical fruits, paraffin and oak. Slightly creamy on the palate with flavors of buttery oak, pineapple, yellow apple, guava and grilled lemon framed by integrated acidity. A solid wine that will find advocates, but not exceptional. Score: 89. Reviewed December 1, 2016 ARTICLE »

2014 Peake Ranch Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 273 cases, $40. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The nose is replete with black cherry fruit aroma accented with earthy mushroom and petrol notes. Easy to drink, with a slinky texture, and mid weight flavors of dark red and purple fruits highlighted with spice. Nicely balanced with some charm and a dry finish of modest length. Score: 88. Reviewed October 30, 2016 ARTICLE »

2014 Peake Ranch John Sebastiano Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 245 cases, $65. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Boysenberry fruit aromas are joined by scents of oak spice and woody stem. The middleweight core of juicy boysenberry and blackberry fruit is enticing and nicely spiced but a savory woody thread shadows the fruit. Silky and refined, with commendable balance and a juicy, quenching finish. Score: 89. Reviewed October 30, 2016 ARTICLE »



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