Peake Ranch is a boutique, family-run winery owned by John and Gillian Wagner. Like all of us who have visited Santa Barbara County, the couple fell in love with the beautiful countryside and the friendliness of the people. They purchased Peake Ranch with a vision of building a winery and a house on the property, and producing extraordinary wines. They also bring a humbleness and sense of humility, which is honestly quite refreshing. They are already receiving rave reviews from the critics, and considering this is only their sixth vintage, this is an impressive feat!
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 95 POINTS - "The 2019 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills from Peake Ranch, matured in 45% new oak, is a beautiful wine that outperforms its appellation status. Pale ruby-purple, it has fragrant wildflower, bitter citrus and Angostura bitters aromas with a core of red berry fruits and a bright line of crushed stone-like mineral character. The palate offers equal intensity of flavor, its perfumed fruits supported by dusty tannins and seamless acidity, and it finishes with ethereal layers that urge you back for another sip. 942 cases were made, so it should be easier to find than some of the smaller single-vineyard cuvées from Peake Ranch."
JEB DUNNUCK 94 POINTS - "Moving to the Pinot Noirs, the appellation 2019 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills comes from a mix of the vineyards the estate works with and was destemmed and aged 16 months in 45% new French oak. Medium ruby-hued, with a great nose of spiced raspberry and cherry fruits, it's medium-bodied and has a light, graceful texture, plenty of spice and floral nuances, no hard edges, and perfectly integrated oak. It should keep for 4-6 years."