Since 1927, when John Pedroncelli, Sr. purchased vineyards and a small winery in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley, many things have changed, but some have remained the same. Today, the vineyards are planted to premium grape varieties, the winery expanded to accommodate current production, and wines bearing the Pedroncelli name grace tables from coast to coast. But two elements from 75 years ago remain unchanged: the exceptional place the Pedroncelli family grows grapes, and the family's dedication to making fine wines. Dry Creek Valley is widely recognized as one of California's finest vineyard regions. Only 25 miles from the Pacific Ocean, the valley enjoys a climate of warm days and cool nights that enables grapes to develop generous, fully ripened fruit at maturity. Over 100 acres of Pedroncelli estate vineyards are situated on the valley's eastern benches and hills, where well-drained, gravelly soils help develop and concentrate varietal character in zinfandel, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, sauvignon blanc, sangiovese, petite sirah and cabernet franc. In addition to the estate vineyards, the Pedroncellis have developed close relationships with top growers who provide the additional fruit needed to meet the demands of a growing market. Consistent with the family's commitment to the unique flavors of the region, all these growers are within ten miles of the winery. Winemaker John Pedroncelli and Director of Marketing Jim Pedroncelli have been quiet innovators since gaining their first wine business experience alongside their father. John uses his unsurpassed knowledge of Dry Creek Valley to select the ideal grape and trellis for each estate vineyard and over the years he forged strong ties with top local growers. Continuing the legacy of a premium family winery has been and remains John's greatest commitment. Over the years, Jim has expanded distribution, and revamped both packaging and the product list. Meeting the demands of an ever changing market while remaining true to the goal of maintaining a graceful family business is a challenge. One that he has met and is teaching to the next generation. The third generation, including Jim's daughters Julie, Cathy, Lisa and Joanne, son-in-law Lance Blakeley and John's son Richard, has begun showing its own innovative spirit in vineyard management, finance, marketing, and sales. The roots of the Pedroncelli family are deeply planted in the fertile soil of the Dry Creek Valley. The fourth generation can often be seen riding on dad's lap on a tractor, banging away on a keyboard or wheeling wine around on a hand truck. John Senior would be proud of the legacy he began. The winery's evolution and the family's dedication has enabled John to fine-tune wines already widely appreciated for their consistent style. Rich with varietal fruit, subtly complex and beautifully balanced, Pedroncelli wines are designed for enjoyment on release.
Deep purple-red in color, our Mother Clone Zinfandel is full bodied and intense with 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 ... more
Bouquet of black cherry, warm spice and rich plum. Blackberry, red currant, and tea notes highlight the flavor. The subtle toasty oak complements the rich fruitiness in the mouth. Lush and full bodied, with soft tannins and a lasting finish. more
Ripe berry, red plum, and a hint of cocoa highlight the aromas of our Sangiovese and it is full flavored and balanced, with cherry, berry, and warm spice on the palate. Medium-bodied, this wine is framed by good fruit, well-integrated tannins and a long, full flavored finish. more
Rich aromas of ripe raspberry and cherry highlight this full flavored Cabernet Sauvignon. Highlighted by bright acidity, just the right amount to showcase the fruit. Plum, toasted oak notes and warm clove spice combine to round out the flavors. more
Wine which is produced and bottled under strict supervision and meets all standards to be certified Kosher.
Wine which is produced using organic practices and is free of all synthetic chemicals, antibiotics, hormones and pesticides.
Biodynamic designation is regulated by Demeter, an international certification organization. Biodynamic agriculture is based on the view of a farm as a self-contained organism. Certified organic vineyards must meet Demeter"s additional criteria for a period of one year before earning the designation "biodynamic."
Sustainable practices incorporate organic standards and may exceed them and include ecologically and socially sound business practices such as fair pay for farm workers and energy conservation.
Wines sealed with a screw cap as opposed to a cork, which experts report protects and preserves wine more effectively than does a cork, while also eliminating the possibility of cork taint.
All wines naturally contain some sulfites, however wines that contain less than 10 parts per million sulfites are not required to include "Contains Sulfites" on their labels.
Wines that are still in the barrel and have yet to be bottled. Futures offer the opportunity to invest in a wine before it arrives in our store.
Like futures, pre-arrivals are wines that have not yet arrived on our shelves, however they may or may not be a new release. Pre-arrivals may already be bottled and en route to our store.
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Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
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I rate wines using the 100-points scale. I have used this point system for close to 25 years. I still believe it is the simplest way to rate a wine, with its origins from grade school in the United States. A wine that I rate 90 points or more is outstanding (A), and worth buying. If I rate a wine 95 points or more (A+), it is a must buy.
View from the Cellar
View From the Cellar, an electronic wine newsletter published bi-monthly by John Gilman.
Homepage for wine writer, Neal Martin's, "Diary of a Wine Writer".
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