Pedroncelli Pinot Noir Dry Creek Valley 2005

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Harvest conditions were good for the vintage. The fruit was destemmed and whole berry fermented. The juice and skins were cold soaked before yeast inoculation. Fermentation took ten days in a small stainless steel tank. Pumpovers were performed three times per day for maximum color extraction. The round, full and polished texture of this wine comes not only from the high quality fruit but also judicious use of oak-the wine was aged for 12 months in small French oak barrels. Limited Production.

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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
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Snooth User: jaybo42
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2.50 5
02/03/2012

Two and a half glasses



Tasting Notes:

An elegant, medium bodied Pinot Noir. Aromas are bright, highlighted by strawberries and raspberries with clove and toast accents. In the mouth this wine is rich and velvety with juicy cherry and berry flavors. The finish is nicely balanced with moderate tannin.

Harvest conditions were good for the vintage. The fruit was destemmed and whole berry fermented. The juice and skins were cold soaked before yeast inoculation. Fermentation took ten days in a small stainless steel tank. Pumpovers were performed three times per day for maximum color extraction. The round, full and polished texture of this wine comes not only from the high quality fruit but also judicious use of oak-the wine was aged for 12 months in small French oak barrels. Limited Production.

Aged 12 months in French Oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.8% pH: 3.54
Total Acidity: 0.59 grams per liter

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