Posts Tagged Pedroncelli

2015 Pedroncelli Dry Rosé of Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

Transparent in the glass, with a light neon coral tint. First and foremost – this… is… not… white… zinfandel! Those expecting several percent of residual sugar will be sadly disappointed (the .4% sugar present is not noticeable on the... Read more

2015 Pedroncelli Sauvignon Blanc, East Side Vineyards, Dry Creek Valley

The pale straw color belies the sweet fruit aromas and flavors of this 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Those who favor dry, herbal, citric renditions of Sauvignon Blanc will scratch their heads at this wine – but will still gulp it down. Made in an off-dry... Read more

2015 Pedroncelli ‘Friend’s White,’ Sonoma County

Spring has arrived, can summer be far behind? This blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer has been crafted with picnics and pool parties in mind. The sweet, fragrant nose conjures up honeysuckle, tangerine blossom, sweet melon, and tropical... Read more

2013 Pedroncelli ‘Bench Vineyards’ Merlot, Dry Creek Valley

This wine has an inviting nose of dark flower perfume, vanilla, clove, fleshy black and red fruits, and a sense of volcanic minerality. More one-dimensional in the mouth, a black licorice impression emerges and carries through to the finish, joined... Read more

2013 Pedroncelli ‘Mother Clone’ Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

This has been a consistently good wine through the years, garnering a rating of 88 for the 2011 vintage and 89 for the 2012. For 2013, it moves up to Featured Wine status, as its briary raspberry, melted vanilla bean ice cream and cranberry notes... Read more

2012 Pedroncelli ‘Wisdom’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

For as long as we’ve been drinking Pedroncelli wines — which is a lot longer than our archived reviews indicate, the wines have been crafted for immediate accessibility: Buy them today, drink them tonight. So it was a surprise to encounter this... Read more

2013 Pedroncelli Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Sporting a translucent ruby color, this red gives off scents of dusty, clove-spiced dark cherries and berries. In the mouth, it is medium-bodied, picking up a sprinkling of fine tannins after mid-palate. Finally, freshly ground pepper pops up to add... Read more

2014 Pedroncelli Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley East Side

A vibrant pale straw color. It sports moderate scents of sweet pea, grass, citrus blossom, and banana apple, which all lead to a refreshing juiciness in the mouth. The fruit comes forward on the palate. It’s not a complex, herbal white Bordeaux.... Read more

2014 Pedroncelli Dry Rosé of Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

In the glass, a brilliant, pale rose coral color with glints of orange. This is not your mom’s white Zinfandel. Fully dry and made with premium Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel grapes, this rosé shows delicate aromas of rose petal, clove, red cherry... Read more

2012 Pedroncelli ‘Block 007’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

Opaque purple/black in color, this concentrated Cab has a nose with some definite high notes, full of fleshy black cherries, baking spices, lavender/field herbs, mocha and a note of shoe leather. It’s a layered wine with a rich mouthfeel and... Read more