Peterson Sauvignon revisited

Peterson, Dry Creek Valley, Timbercrest Farms, Sauvignon Blanc 2008 During my visit at Peterson earlier in 2009 I was enamored with the ’08 Sauvignon and purchased a case. In May I wrote the following post: This wine is vibrant with citrus and accentuated by oakiness.

I often mention to my classes the pleasure and trepidation in loading up on a wine you like. If it goes well, you experience the development of more that you saw that first day. If it goes poorly, you see the freshness of fruit evaporating and the pangs of disappointment deepening.

PrintWith this wine we are fully on the former track. It is developing gorgeously, developing complexity and softening in the mouth – just lovely. Try it out if it’s still available.

The fermentation began in stainless. To add complexity the lees were stirred and the wine finished in French oak, 20% of which was new, and aged there for 8 weeks. We visited with Fred and Jamie Peterson and they took us through their many wines.

Winegrower Fred Peterson. Winemaker Jamie Peterson. P&B in Healdsburg 14.8% $16 at the winery Peterson

About RJ

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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