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Pedroncelli Winery Zinfandel Mother Clone Dry Creek Valley 2013

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Very pretty, and very Dry Creek Valley, with lovely, nice briary fruit that’s full of crushed raspberry and wild cherry nuances. A little plump and easy going, but varietally spot-on with fairly deep Zin berry fruit, good acidity that accents tart cherry flavors on the back end, and a little tannic bite on the modest finish. Also a bit four-square perhaps, but this checks all the boxes. 87 points

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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

Editorial Reviews for Pedroncelli Winery Zinfandel Mother Clone Dry Creek Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 03/18/2013

Very pretty, and very Dry Creek Valley, with lovely, nice briary fruit that’s full of crushed raspberry and wild cherry nuances. A little plump and easy going, but varietally spot-on with fairly deep Zin berry fruit, good acidity that accents tart cherry flavors on the back end, and a little tannic bite on the modest finish. Also a bit four-square perhaps, but this checks all the boxes. 87 points


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 11/17/2008

This value priced bottling has a low key nose that is very true to type with a fine blend of earth, cocoa, and mixed red and black raspberry fruit that has just a touch of smoky, toasty, vanilla scented oak influence. In the mouth this offers a restrained, easy drinking style with bright acidity and soft tannins. There is a lovely touch of funky earth right up front followed by fresh and friendly slightly spicy red berry fruit. This finishes with decent length with a touch of tar and spice and while I would like to see a bit more intensity both on the nose and the palate this is recognizable, typical Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel. 86pts


Member Reviews for Pedroncelli Winery Zinfandel Mother Clone Dry Creek Valley

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Snooth User: Nathan Ophardt
905326337
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 04/18/2012

Drinkable, tart finish, quite nice.


Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,286
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 09/24/2011

Tasted at Petersons wine tasting September 17th, 2011.


Snooth User: Onin24eagle
1012672596
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 06/26/2012

Nice garnet color. Alcohol comes through a bit too much on the nose but mellows out with a little time (let it breathe for about 15 minutes). Some black licorice and spice on the nose. Notes of black cherry and cassis on the palate and a nice peppery finish. It seems to lack that "kick" that the flavors indicate that it should have (I'm talking mouthfeel and flavor profile, not alcohol content). All in all not bad, but not particularly great either. This is something I might crack open when I'm grilling (to drink when I'm actually cooking). Decent stuff. Three glass rating.


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 05/21/2009

standard textbook zin. the finish is a little astringent for my tastes, but the upfront flavors are nice.


Snooth User: zacksinkler
168982132
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 06/03/2009

Just arrived about two hours into it. Big on cherries. A little spice. Fair finish.


Snooth User: troyconquer
156663459
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 06/06/2009

Dark berries, cherries, and some spice in the nostrils. Moderate tannins, good spice. Not a bad one.


Snooth User: troyconquer
156663459
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 06/03/2009

Lots of dark berries. Good spice on the nose as well... Nice tannins. Spice comes through big time in the mouth. Good vino here!


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External Reviews for Pedroncelli Winery Zinfandel Mother Clone Dry Creek Valley

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
09/19/2016

Pedroncelli is a historic family owned winery in the Dry Creek Valley region of Sonoma. They purchased vineyards there back in 1927 and planted to Zinfandel since 1904. Now a second generation vineyard, replanted in the 1970s using budwood from the original vineyard, the Mother Clone vineyard thrives on the hillsides surrounding the winery. A small portion of the original 100+ year old vines still contributes fruit and they also source old vine Zinfandel from the Nivan Buchignani vineyard just a couple of miles away. The vines are all head pruned, hillside grown, and hand picked. 6% Petite Sirah is blended in and the wine aged for 13 months in 30% new American oak barrels. Beverage Dynamics gave this a 95 point score and said "(95) Pedroncelli Mother Clone Zinfandel 2013 (Dry Creek Valley, CA). John Pedroncelli, Sr. planted the first vines for this classic in 1927. Vintage after vintage, the wine is unique and stylistic. There is a bouquet of lilac, black fruit preserves and spice. Concentrated flavors of blackberries, blueberries, clove and pepper coat the palate and finish with a lovely herbal nuance and a touch of Dry Creek terroir. Supple tannins balance out the whole and ensure that this wine will develop in-bottle for several years. It will complement an array of world cuisines."


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
09/13/2016

Pedroncelli is a historic family owned winery in the Dry Creek Valley region of Sonoma. They purchased vineyards there back in 1927 and planted to Zinfandel since 1904. Now a second generation vineyard, replanted in the 1970s using from the original vineyard, the Mother Clone vineyard thrives on the hillsides surrounding the winery. A small portion of the original 100+ year old vines still contributes fruit and they also source old vine Zinfandel from the Nivan Buchignani vineyard just a couple of miles away. The vines are all head pruned, hillside grown, and hand picked. 6% Petite Sirah is blended in and the wine aged for 13 months in 30% new American oak barrels. Beverage Dynamics gave this a 95 point score and said "(95) Pedroncelli Mother Clone Zinfandel 2013 (Dry Creek Valley, CA). John Pedroncelli, Sr. planted the first vines for this classic in 1927. Vintage after vintage, the wine is unique and stylistic. There is a bouquet of lilac, black fruit preserves and spice. Concentrated flavors of blackberries, blueberries, clove and pepper coat the palate and finish with a lovely herbal nuance and a touch of Dry Creek terroir. Supple tannins balance out the whole and ensure that this wine will develop in-bottle for several years. It will complement an array of world cuisines."


External Review
Vintage: 2006 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesExtremely fragrant nose... nice raspberry and plum aromas combine with a subtle pepperiness. This is a concentrated Zin that offers a full mouthfeel of fruit, spice and even hints of chocolate! The finish is long and packed with flavor.



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