Peterson Family Tollini Vineyard Zero Manipulation Mendocino Red
$ 1899 $ 2399
Peterson Vineyards is known primarily for their incredible Zins and Rhone varietal wines and now that their fantastic Shameless Red is all gone, their distributor has offered their "Zero Manipulation" red blend at a similarly fantastic price. Aged for 30+ months in neutral oak and crafted with minimal intervention (as the name would imply) its amazing that Peterson can offer such a wine at this price. This year's blend is 68% Carignan, 27% Grenache and 5% Syrah and has vibrant aromas of dusty red berries (juicy strawberry and young raspberry) fill the nose for a fabulous first impression. This bright entry soon reveals the depth, concentration and structure of this delicious blend. Deep spicy notes intertwine with red and dark berries, plum, and hints of rhubarb and savory herbs. A rich essence of dried strawberry lingers in the long finish. This deliciously price wine drinks like a much higher-end Rhône red.