Pedroncelli Mother Clone Zinfandel 2015
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Pedroncelli’s historic Zinfandel vineyards are located on the hillsides surrounding the winery, on the ranch originally purchased by John Pedroncelli Sr. in 1927 and planted to Zinfandel since 1904. These vines are head-pruned and hand-picked, a second generation vineyard cloned from the original “Mother” vines which were replanted block by block beginning in the early 1980s. The fruit from the remaining over 100-year-old vines, although a small part, is included. We source three estate sources: the Home Ranch, Bushnell, and Buchigani Vineyard.
Our Mother Clone is a classic Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel with aromas of red and black berries and a touch of warm baking spices. The concentrated flavors of raspberry and blackberry combine with vanilla, toasty oak, pepper and a dash of nutmeg. The spicy-berry dynamic so typical of Dry Creek Zin combines smooth tannins and bright acidity which are a hallmark of our style. Enjoy now or cellar for three to five years.
Bremer's April 2018 Staff Pick - Chosen by Tim, co-owner
A new addition to the racks in our store, Tim decided to bring Pedroncelli Mother Clone Zinfandel to Easter dinner this year and it was a big hit all around! Soft and silky, with concentrated berry flavors and hints of black pepper, smoke, and brick, it's no wonder everyone thought this wine was delicious. And, while it's a full-bodied wine, this Zinfandel manages to drink light, making it a perfect choice for our transition into spring.
|Appellation||Dry Creek Valley|
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