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Pedroncelli Syrah Dry Creek Valley Estate Vineyards 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

Winegrowing In early September we harvested just over 4 ton of fruit that had an average brix of 26 degrees. The ripeness really allowed the concentrated fruit to come through matched with good acids. The lot was destemmed, but only 50% of the load was crushed. Retaining a portion of whole berries aids in preservation of the fruity characteristics in the wine. It was inoculated with yeast and, following fermentation in the temperature controlled stainless steel tank, the wine was racked and transferred to barrels. The wine was aged for 17 months in new and seasoned American 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:

Deep inky purple in the glass. Rich aromas of ripe berry and black pepper spice frame the wine. Concentrated flavors of blackberry, currants and green tea highlight this Syrah with well balanced tannins providing structure. Expect this wine to take on complexities for the next 5-7 years or enjoy now.

Winegrowing In early September we harvested just over 4 ton of fruit that had an average brix of 26 degrees. The ripeness really allowed the concentrated fruit to come through matched with good acids. The lot was destemmed, but only 50% of the load was crushed. Retaining a portion of whole berries aids in preservation of the fruity characteristics in the wine. It was inoculated with yeast and, following fermentation in the temperature controlled stainless steel tank, the wine was racked and transferred to barrels. The wine was aged for 17 months in new and seasoned American oak barrels.

Aged 18 months in American Oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.3% pH: 3.55
Total Acidity: 0.645 grams per liter

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