2012 Peters Chardonnay

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2012 Peters Chardonnay

Farmed by Tom Mukaida and his son-in-law Randy Peters this prime vineyard location was once an apple orchard until Randy convinced his father-in-law this cool foggy hillside might work well for grapes.

Starting in the early 1980s, the property was slowly planted to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, representing one of the very first plantings of these two varietals in the hills south of Sebastopol. The Southern facing slopes help to form the northern boundary of the Petaluma Gap, the main artery inland for the cooling marine winds blowing inland from the Pacific Ocean.

The vineyard is located due south of the town of Sebastopol. Our Chardonnay, from a older block of Clone 4, benefits both from its sunny southern exposure and the influence of cool, marine air, creating wines of intense flavor and bright acidity. 


Vintage 2012
Varietal Chardonnay
Vineyard Designation Peters
Harvest Date Oct, 10, 2012
Aging 10 months
Fermentation Barrel
Bottling Date July 25, 2013
Alcohol % 14.6
Production Notes 100% French Oak 20% New
Production 198 cases
Tasting Notes NOSE:Aromas of ripe pear, pineapple and honey, all underscored by a light tastiness. PALATE: Full bodied with flavors of apple, citrus, and honeysuckle, followed by a spicy earthiness and a lingering minerality.

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