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86 points Connoisseurs' Guide: If very much on the right varietal track and clearly keyed on the berries and briar of...Read more...
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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... Read more
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 ... Read more
Drinkable, tart finish, quite nice. Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Pedroncelli Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Mother Clone
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
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
Drinkable, tart finish, quite nice.
Tasted at Petersons wine tasting September 17th, 2011.
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.
standard textbook zin. the finish is a little astringent for my tastes, but the upfront flavors are nice.
Just arrived about two hours into it. Big on cherries. A little spice. Fair finish.
Lots of dark berries. Good spice on the nose as well... Nice tannins. Spice comes through big time in the mouth. Good vino here!
Dark berries, cherries, and some spice in the nostrils. Moderate tannins, good spice. Not a bad one.
External Reviews for Pedroncelli Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Mother Clone
86 points Connoisseurs' Guide: If very much on the right varietal track and clearly keyed on the berries and briar of Zinfandel, this weighty, well-ripened effort is held back by its marked lack of polish. It gives a little too much rein to acidity, heat and tannin at the finish, and, while its fruit may persist, its coarseness is of a kind that we suspect will not be wholly remedied with age. (Jan 2013)
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