Richard G Peterson Brut Rose, 2005, 750ML

SKU: 560001
Region: USA | Napa Valley
Variety: Pinot Noir
Rating: Wine Advocate 93


Winery Amuse Bouche Winery
Sub Region Napa Valley, USA
Variety 100% Pinot Noir
Format 750ML
ABV 14.6%

Tasting Note

The Wine Advocate 93, Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Kept for eight years on the lees, the 2005 Richard G. Peterson Brut Rose has a very pale salmon-pink color. It delivers fragrant notes of dried roses, cranberries and toasted almonds with hints of brioche, honeycomb and wet pebbles. Very finely crafted, fresh and elegant in the mouth, it soars with intense red berry preserves and toasty flavors, finishing on a lingering mineral note. Impressive! Drink Date: 2020 - 2026

Vinous 94, Antonio Galloni

The 2005 Brut Rose 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.



This Brut Rose was crafted from 100% estate-grown fruit from 0.80ha in Yountville in Napa Valley, using the Method Champenoise. The sparkling aged for 6 years on the lees, before disgorgement.

100% Pinot Noir from Yountville - 5700 bottles made.


Dr. Peterson began his career as a home winemaker in 1948 in Iowa. After receiving his B.S. degree in Chemical Technology from Iowa State University in 1952, M.S. in Food Technology (1956) from the University of California, Berkeley, and PhD in Agricultural Chemistry from the University of California

He 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 Deux Winery.