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Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2002

Winemaker's Notes:

Winemaker John Pedroncelli worked with vineyard manager Lance Blakeley to get the best from this noble grape. They selected fruit that was harvested at full maturity with moderate sugars for optimal flavor and balance within the wine. The fruit was crushed into stainless steel fermentors and pumped over regularly during fermentation in order to increase flavor intensity. After pressing, the young wine was aged for thirteen months in medium toast American and French oak barrels.

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J. Pedroncelli Winery:
Since 1927, when John Pedroncelli, Sr. purchased vineyard and a small winery in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley, two elements remain unchanged: the exceptional place the Pedroncelli family farms vineyards, and the family's dedication to making fine wines. John Pedroncelli began his winemaking career as a child working side by side with his father, John Sr. learning from the ground up. After ... Read more
Since 1927, when John Pedroncelli, Sr. purchased vineyard and a small winery in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley, two elements remain unchanged: the exceptional place the Pedroncelli family farms vineyards, and the family's dedication to making fine wines. John Pedroncelli began his winemaking career as a child working side by side with his father, John Sr. learning from the ground up. After World War II and his service in the US Coast Guard, he graduated from Santa Rosa Junior College and then attended many winemaking classes at University of California at Davis. John’s style is Pedroncelli’s style—wines that are flavorful and balanced to reflect the region’s characteristics—he allows the wines to speak for themselves. As a family winery who has farmed for 80 years in the Dry Creek Valley, we want the next generations to be able to continue farming in an environmentally sensitive way. The most important statement we can make about our wine is that we are here for the long term and protecting the environment is one way we will achieve that goal. At Pedroncelli Winery, we practice sustainable winegrowing and, over the years, we have been reducing water use, building healthy soil, and protecting the vineyard environment. This is a comprehensive approach to vineyard management that involves all aspects of farming including human resources, viticulture, soil management, water management, pest management, habitat management, and wine quality. Tasting Room Our tasting room is open 10am to 4:30pm daily, except major holidays. Read less

Tasting Notes:

The nose of this aromatic wine combines notes of currant and raspberry with moderate spice and just a hint of toasty oak. In the mouth the flavors combine wonderfully with just enough tannin to say "this is a Cab" but pleasantly full-bodied fruit flavors predominate. It is blended with small amounts of three other varietals, which adds to the rounded mouthfeel and overall balance of the wine. You'll find this a great value from Sonoma County.

Winemaker John Pedroncelli worked with vineyard manager Lance Blakeley to get the best from this noble grape. They selected fruit that was harvested at full maturity with moderate sugars for optimal flavor and balance within the wine. The fruit was crushed into stainless steel fermentors and pumped over regularly during fermentation in order to increase flavor intensity. After pressing, the young wine was aged for thirteen months in medium toast American and French oak barrels.

3000 cases produced.

Aged 13 months in American Oak.

Aged 13 months in French Oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.7% pH: 3.49
Total Acidity: 0.632 grams per liter

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