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Richard G. Peterson 2022 Pinot Noir

Richard G. Peterson

2022 Richard G. Peterson Pinot Noir

We are thrilled to announce the release of our Richard G. Peterson 2022 Pinot Noir!

As history and legend purport, the Wrotham clone was discovered near Wrotham Village in southeast England; the cuttings were introduced there by the Romans some 2,000 years ago. The Wrotham clone produces a uniquely rich color and a spicy character not often found in other Pinot Noir wines. In 1980, Dick Peterson brought the first and only Wrotham cuttings back to California and planted them in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA just south of Monterey Bay. This region boasts a cool climate and one of the longest growing seasons in California.

Dick Peterson has been an innovator in the California wine industry since the 1960s. As a young man, he produced novel products such as the first wine cooler for Seagrams and Gallo's Hearty Burgundy. He was pivotal to the success of a portfolio of wineries, including Beaulieu Vineyards with Andre Tchelistcheff, the Monterey Vineyard, Atlas Peak Vineyards and Folie à Deux Winery

We thought you might enjoy hearing directly from the venerable Dick Peterson as he briefly discusses his latest release, the Richard G. Peterson 2022 Pinot Noir, Sta, Lucia Highlands. At the young age of 92 years, Dick is still making wines as he has since the 1950s. His wine, just like him, is age worthy and will not disappoint!


To reserve your allocation of 2022 Richard G. Peterson Pinot Noir, please complete the order form below, email, or phone-in at 707-251-9300. Allocations are limited to one six-pack per customer and assigned on a first-in basis.

For more information call us at 1-707-251-9300 or email us at

Antonio Galloni
2021 Vintage
"The 2021 Pinot Noir is bright, punchy and super-expressive. As always, Richard Peterson's Pinot is one of the most floral, restrained wines in the Santa Luca Highlands. There's terrific energy and plenty of verve that give this deceptively mid-weight, nuanced Pinot a good deal of vibrancy. Crushed red berry fruit, kirsch, rose petal, mint and white pepper linger on the translucent finish."
- Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2023
James Suckling
2021 Vintage
"Attractive cherries and raspberries here with dried orange peel, dried hibiscus and licorice. Spicy and racy. Medium- to full-bodied with vivid acidity that provides energy and gives tension to the fruit. So shiny, bright and vertical. Long finish."
- James Suckling, December 2023