Friday, August 14, 2020

Amazing Reds from Joel Peterson

 "In a!" -- Antonio Galloni

Two Amazing Reds from Joel Peterson, Cali Zinfandel Master! In Stock at Rock Hill, order online to transfer.
2018 Once & Future Zinfandel Old Hill Ranch....$49.99
The 2018 Zinfandel Old Hill Vineyard is flat-out stunning. Deep, layered and super-expressive, the 2018 offers unreal complexity, much of which comes from the diversity of a field blend of about 14 varieties that includes good bits of Grenache, Mataro, Alicante and Carignane, among others. A wine of total understatement, the 2018 is not obvious, but it has so much going on for readers who can take some time with it. Old Hill is one of the most pedigreed sites in Sonoma Valley. Joel Peterson certainly got every bit of potential out of this fruit in 2018. What a wine!Rated 95/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous

2018 Once & Future Petite Sirah Palisades....$49.99

The 2018 Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard is sumptuous, racy and explosive. Inky and voluptuous to the core, with soft curves and tremendous fruit intensity, the 2018 has it all. Crème de cassis, blueberry jam, spice, lavender, menthol and exotic white flowers build as this arrestingly beautiful showstopper opens up with a bit of air. Joel Peterson has done a tremendous job exalting the purity of the fruit, while avoiding the hard tannins that can at times make young Petite hard to approach. In a! -- Antonio Galloni
From Joel Peterson of Ravenswood fame!
Rated 96/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous

No comments: