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Pedroncelli Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Mother Clone 2006

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Deep garnet red in color, our Mother Clone Zinfandel is full bodied with many classic Dry Creek Valley characteristics: aromas of ripe blackberry and spice, jammy fruit flavors framed with subtle black pepper. This is a concentrated wine that offers a great balance of fruit, spice and tannin combined with a long, lush finish. Enjoy now or cellar for three more years.

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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 Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Mother Clone

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,724
3.00 5
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 Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Mother Clone

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Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.00 5
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
06/03/2009

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


Snooth User: troyconquer
156663458
3.50 5
06/06/2009

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


Snooth User: troyconquer
156663458
3.50 5
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!


Snooth User: dads
48798432
4.50 5
05/26/2010

Had this Zin with some BBQ ribs the other night... Nice full body with many dry creek characteristics!


Snooth User: LeslieD
4911298
4.00 5
05/30/2010

Nice berry flavors with a touch of pepper. Loved it with grilled tomato, basil and mozzarella pizza!


Snooth User: venturagerri
4243878
4.00 5
05/25/2010

Jammy with a touch of pepper. This will be my go-to wine for summer BBQ!


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External Reviews for Pedroncelli Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Mother Clone

External Review
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.



Deep garnet red in color, our Mother Clone Zinfandel is full bodied with many classic Dry Creek Valley characteristics: aromas of ripe blackberry and spice, jammy fruit flavors framed with subtle black pepper. This is a concentrated wine that offers a great balance of fruit, spice and tannin combined with a long, lush finish. Enjoy now or cellar for three more years.

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 0.6 grams per liter

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