Richard G Peterson (Amuse Bouche) Brut Rose 2005 (Napa Valley, California) - [VM 94]

Richard G Peterson
(Amuse Bouche) Brut Rose 2005
(Napa Valley, California) - [VM 94]

Regular price $175.00 Sale price $164.97 Save $10.03

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Notes from the Winemaker:
We are pleased to offer you our second vintage of Richard G. Peterson Brut Rosé from our three-acre Pinot Noir Yountville estate. Richard G. Peterson Brut Rosé 2005 is crafted in the Méthode Champenoise style, "7 years on the yeast," by the iconic Dick Peterson. We produced 480 cases, yielded from 11.286 tons, of our 2005 vintage, and we are offering 6 bottles to our most loyal customers. Your confirmed allocation also will give you priority to purchase the subsequent vintage upon release.

The Richard G. Peterson 2005 Brut Rosé, tirage-bottled on May 05, 2005, is ready to enjoy now, and it will age beautifully for years to come. The wine will ship this spring and next fall, in time for all your festive occasions. The price remains $175/bottle. Allocations will be strictly limited to one six-pack per customer and awarded on a first-in basis. Given the small production, we encourage you to secure your bubbles quickly!

Winemaking Details:
  • Grown on the miniscule (2+ acres) Didly Squat Vineyard, 1120 Darms Lane, about 1.5 miles south of Yountville
  • Harvest Date: August 23, 2005
  • Total Tons: 11.286 (100% Wrotham Clone of Pinot Noir)
  • Rough Yield: 1,425 gallons (126 gallons per ton), reduced to 482 cases by winemaking and case stabilization shrinkage
  • Tirage Bottling: Domaine Carneros on May 5, 2006. All bottles were aged for a minimum of 7 years en tirage at 60°F at Upper Valley Barrel Warehouse, Maple Lane, St Helena, CA.
  • Production: final disgorging and finishing produced 480 cases
  • Final Yield: 1,152 gallons or 102 gallons per ton of grapes
  • Total Production Time: 8.5 years

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2005 Brut Rosé Richard G. Peterson is terrific, and the best version of this wine I have tasted. Ample and creamy on the palate, with gorgeous Pinot resonance, the 2005 delivers striking depth. Crushed rose petals, sweet red berries, flowers and baked apples meld into the voluptuous, inviting finish. This is a fabulous showing from Richard Peterson." - Antonio Galloni (Oct 2015)

Wine Spectator:
"A distinctive California style, with bold raspberry and toasty oak aromas and rich, layered flavors of apple, cherry, brioche and sweet cinnamon spice. Drink now through 2016. 400 cases made." - TF (Oct 31, 2014)