Posts Tagged Dry Creek Valley

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 Dry Creek Vineyard ‘Old Vine’ Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

If you’re looking for the typical Dry Creek Valley style of Zinfandel — briary and jammy — you won’t find it here. But read on; this is a Zin well worth tracking down. It’s crafted from grapes grown on vines that average 95 years of age,... Read more

2012 Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

In the glass, it is an opaque black/crimson hue. This red is more monolithic, brawny, and concentrated than its more dapper brother, “The Mariner,” the Yang to the other’s Yin. The aromas and flavors run to a black profile – black olive,... Read more

2012 Dry Creek Vineyard “The Mariner,” Dry Creek Valley

A Bordeaux blend red wine. The opaque purple/crimson color leads to rich, expressive scents of leather, dark flowers, cranberries, blue fruit, and sweet herbs, all complemented by notes of roasted coffee beans. The wine is full in the mouth, showing... Read more

2014 Dry Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek Valley

A Sauvignon Blanc with a Chardonnay-like mouthfeel, this is the first Dry Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc release that incorporates estate-grown Sauvignon Gris in the blend. Sauvignon Gris is a natural genetic variant of Sauvignon Blanc, and we... 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 Artezin Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

Nearly opaque bright crimson color. Black pepper laced fruit aromas of black plum, jammy black berries, and a hint of vanilla and clove follow through to mid-palate before picking up medium-grained, ashy tannins. Zinfandel is one of the few heartier... Read more

Dry Creek Valley: The Next Bastion of Bordeaux?

By Bob Johnson You’re not likely to see the red wine most closely associated with Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley — Zinfandel — ever made in the Bordeaux region of France. But there’s a good possibility that Dry Creek Valley could... Read more