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83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc & 6% Petit Verdot
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California

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Jamie Peterson’s Vintaged Views
This is our most terroir-driven wine: a Peterson wine that shouts out its origin with every sip. Our Bradford Mountain vineyards produce wine grapes with a unique and very recognizable minerality. That expression or sense of place reaches its apex in the Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. The intensity of the Cabernet Sauvignon is complemented with exotic spice from Cabernet Franc and wonderful aromatics from Petit Verdot, creating a wine that offers layer upon layer of flavors and aromas. Though big and bold, this is still a wine with balance and finesse. It is not one of those over-oaked and over-extracted creations that are currently the rage with some wine critics yet have no place on the table, nor the potential for successful bottle aging. This is a wine that will definitely benefit from both bottle age and/or decanting to allow the wine to open and reveal all of its depth and complexity.

Tasting Notes
The 2013 growing season produced wines with impressive depth and complexity, and our Bradford
Mountain Estate Vineyard Cabernet is Peterson’s poster child for this vintage. The tightly wound nose
offers alluring aromas of black currant, crushed rock, forest floor and sweet oak. From the first sip, savor the classic Bradford Mountain characteristics from the rich flavors and buoyant acidity to the classic elegance and understated style. On the palate, brambly wild blackberry, dark cherry and cedar mingle with an underlying mineral essence and a trace of eucalyptus. Vanillin oak wraps the flavors while gently adding structure and strength. A wine with this finesse deserves to be paired with a perfectly prepared Beef Wellington, or a garlic-herb encrusted rack of lamb.

Technical Data
Varietal Breakdown Harvest Dates
83% Cabernet Sauvignon Sept. 12 & 20
11% Cabernet Franc Sept. 24
6% Petit Verdot Sept. 12
Vineyard: Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyeard
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
Alcohol: 15.4%
pH: 3.65
TA: 0.62g/100ml
Barrel Aging: 26 months
Cooperage: 40% new French oak barrels
30% 2-year-old French oak barrels
30% neutral oak barrels
Bottling Date: December 9, 2015 (unfined & unfiltered)
Production: 380 cases - 750ml bottles
15 cases - 1.5L magnums
Release Date: June 2018

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