2018 Pinot Noir, Gopher Hill

Peters Vineyard, Sonoma Coast



Located in West County, 10 miles from the coast as the crow flies, this is the perfect location for Pinot Noir. This vineyard's soil composition is a rich Goldridge Sandy Loam. With consistent fog and extended hang time, this fruit is fully developed and loaded with complexity. This former Gravenstein Apple orchard was replanted in the early 80's by Randy Peters, who only had access to two clones at that time, Pommard and Waldenswil (2A).

Tasting Notes

This block of Peters Vineyard gets its name from the varmints that try to make it their home. Dense and opulent, showing the more masculine side of the varietal, this pinot displays earth and plum notes aromatically. On the palate robust bright cherry and floral flavors are followed by a faint white pepper finish. The acidity makes it a perfect food wine. 

Technical Data

  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Appellation: Sonoma Coast
  • Fermentation: Fermented in one-ton, open top fermenters
  • Harvest date: September 2018
  • Aging: 100% French oak, 30% new 11 months
2018 Pinot Noir, Gopher Hill