Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Quick Reviews: Pedroncelli Red Wines

US, CA, Sonoma Valley, Pedroncelli Winery Dry Rosé of Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, Signature Collection 2012 ++ // Funky // Light petrol, apple // Candy apple, grapefruit rind // Light

Very complex. A bit astringent, but not in a bad way at all. The bitterness is offset by the sweet fruit flavor. Great as a pre-dinner sipping wine. It reminded us of Campari, but was not as bitter. Got the saliva flowing. Our favorite wine from the Pedroncelli Winery mailing.

US, CA, Sonoma Valley, Pedroncelli Winery “Friends Red” 2011
++ // Fruity - Earthy // Dark berry // Dark berry, cooking spices (clove, cardamom), tannins graphite // Medium

A blend of Merlot, Zinfandel, Petit Sirah, and Syrah. Almost inky in color, this complex red starts out fruity, moves on to earthy, and then finishes tart. A very drinkable and versatile table wine.

US, CA, Sonoma Valley, Pedroncelli Winery Bench Vineyards Merlot 2011
++ // Fruity // Raspberry // Raspberry, cherry, white pepper // Medium

Very juicy and fruity. The white pepper “spice” on the finish balances the fruit well.

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