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Pedroncelli Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Creek Valley Three Vineyards 2000

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 in 2000 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 twelve months in medium toast American oak barrels. The final blend consists of 78 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon, and 22% Merlot.

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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:

"Nicely balanced Cabernet made to emphasize fruit. Raspberry, cassis flavors join nicely with soft toasted oak. We've blended Merlot into this wine to give softness and suppleness to the structure and it is medium bodied in style. Enjoy with dinner tonight."

Winemaker John Pedroncelli worked with vineyard manager Lance Blakeley to get the best from this noble grape. They selected fruit that was harvested in 2000 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 twelve months in medium toast American oak barrels. The final blend consists of 78 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon, and 22% Merlot.

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 0.6 grams per liter

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