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We are pleased to announce the second vintage of Richard G. Peterson Brut Rosé from our three-acre Pinot Noir estate in Yountville, Napa County. Like its predecessor, the Richard G. Peterson Brut Rosé 2005 is crafted by the french Méthode Champenoise, but this vintage has been aged a rare seven years on the yeast. 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.

Only 480 cases were produced.

 A Few Winemaking Details
• Grown on the miniscule (2+ acres) Didly Squat Vineyard 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

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Some Accolades for the 2005 Richard G. Peterson Brut Rosé

“The 2005 Brut Rosé Richard G. Peterson offers gorgeous textural depth and resonance, yet maintains its mid-weight personality. Round, creamy and super-expressive, the 2005 impresses for its balance. This is one of the most stylish sparkling wines I have tasted from California.”
– Antonio Galloni, December 2014

“Makes a bold statement, with floral strawberry and almond brioche aromas, offering full-bodied yet balanced citrus, graham cracker and cinnamon flavors. Drink now.”
– Wine Spectator, October 2013

“Legendary vintner Dick Peterson made this rosé from 100% Pinot Noir grown at his vineyard in Yountville. It’s light, crisp and elegant, with intricately layered flavors of strawberries, raspberries, yeast, brioche and vanilla. The mousse is very fine, the finish long and complex. Even at the age of nine years, it’s nowhere near ready. Try after 2019.”
– Wine Enthusiast, September 2013

“The 242 cases of the 2004 Richard G. Peterson Brut Rosé are a modest tribute to Peterson’s talents and long interest in sparkling wine. The wine’s orange-ice and wild strawberry character is underscored by a presence of tannin that reminds you this is still very much Pinot Noir, just in a different form.”
– Jon Bonné, San Francisco Chronicle Inside Scoop, September 2013

“Peterson is the artist behind some of Napa’s most brilliant wines. His latest creation, Richard G. Peterson 2004 Brut Rosé, offers liquid testimony to his mastery of the craft. Its delicate copper color and silky folds of flavor – marzipan, wild strawberry, mandarin orange, fleur de sel, and smoke – recall the complexity of such remarkable achievements as the Dom Pérignon 2000 Rosé and the Krug 1995 Clos d’Ambonnay.”
– Robb Report, August 2013

“The first remarkable aspect of the wine is its beautiful peach-salmon color and fine string of beads. The aromas are also striking, reminiscent of a composed dish…a wonderful balance of fruity, bready, and earthy tones, compelling sip after sip. On the palate, the wine continues to impress with soft, mousse-like bubbles gently coating the mouth before a pleasant dry finish. Ample acidity and 12% ABV create a spectacular wine.”
– Chasing Pangea blog, August 2013

“Pale pink; rich and complex with deep, yeasty, toasty style; strawberry, raspberry and citrus notes; dense and showing spice and layers of flavor as well as seven years of lees aging; long, lush and juicy; made by superstar winemaker Dick Peterson, Heidi Barrett’s father.”
– Tasting Panel Magazine, July 2013