Peterson Tollini Vineyard mendo Blendo 2018 75cl


Tasting Note

A smooth, yet robust wine showing lovely balance and complex aromas of ripe blackberry, toasty cocoa and hints of spicy cedar. The palate is full of boysenberry, plum and cherry with notes of coffee and cigar box on the finish.


Owner Fred Peterson is an iconoclast with an old-world winemaking philosophy and a devotion to sustainable farming. With decades of expertise, between 1985 to 1990, he was the Vineyard Manager of the legendary Ridge Vineyards. The Peterson approach is to capture the essence of vintage and vineyard, a philosophy they call ‘Zero Manipulation’, with low tech, yet high touch winemaking techniques to produce artisanal wines of a place: wines with soul. Based in the Dry Creek Valley in northern Sonoma County, Peterson Winery was established in 1987. Fred’s son Jamie became assistant winemaker in the summer of 2002 and by 2006, Jamie was given the overall responsibility of winemaker. As a team, Fred and Jamie meticulously assess the grapes from each vineyard and vintage, evaluating how the weather, soil and site are interacting for the particular vintage. The duo pour their heart and soul into every bottle, producing beautifully balanced wines which truly reflect the time and the place

Country: USA | Region: Mendocino County, California | Alcohol: 14.5% | Grapes: Petite Sirah, Syrah, Carignane, Grenache | Vegetarian | Vegan