2019 Loring Pinot Noir ‘Peterson Vineyard’
Santa Lucia Highlands, California
The Peterson Vineyard along River Road in the Santa Lucia Highlands is owned by John and Lynne Peterson (Los Gatos locals) and is the result of a 10-year effort to secure land in the Santa Lucia Highlands with the goal to grow premium pinot noir and chardonnay. The vineyard has a perfect Southeast exposure overlooking the Salinas River Valley and benefits from the unique SLH terroir.
AVA: Santa Lucia Highlands
Clones: 115, 777
Barrel Program: Aged 10 months in French oak (15% new)
Cases Produced: 400
93 points, Jeb Dunnuck. "Coming from the Santa Lucia Highlands, the 2018 Pinot Noir Peterson Vineyard offers more Bing cherry, strawberries, violets, and forest floor notes as well as slightly more structure and tannic grip on the palate. It looks to be another rounded, textured, beautifully balanced wine from Loring."