Peterson Family 2016 Vignobles Red
By blending three varietals from distinctively different Dry Creek Valley vineyards, we are staying true to Fred’s vision of showcasing how our local terroir creates a unique palate profile. With this ninth vintage since the resurrection of the wine, we’ve built upon the core of spicy, zesty Carignane harvested off the Forchini Vineyard from the East Bench of Dry Creek Valley. Additional Carignane from our estate vineyard, along with Grenache from the West Vineyard add levels of varied fruits and plushness, and a layer of rich, dense Petite Sirah from the Bernier Zinyard brings it all together.
This mostly Rhone varietal blend creates layers of fruit, spices and herbs, along with complexity and balance — all hallmarks of wines from the Dry Creek Valley.
Not a subtle wine, but meant to show more finesse and refinement than some of our other blends. We’re glad to have Vignobles back in our cellar, and I no longer have to sneak tastes, but enjoy each sip all the same.