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Pedroncelli

Pedroncelli
2012 Four Grapes Vintage Port, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate

Category: Port Vintage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 19% RS: 9.5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45

Pedroncelli
2012 Four Grapes Vintage Port, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate

Category: Port Vintage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 19% RS: 9.5%
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of cherry pie, fig jam, caramel, and candied roasted walnut with a round, lively, fruity sweet medium-full body and a warming, intricate, medium-long finish displaying accents of baked black cherry, caramel sauce, figs, and vanilla with moderate oak flavor. Dried fruits highlight this Port style wine that lingers with acidity and candied nuts; this would be an asset to any cheese board.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: cherry pie, fig jam, caramel, and candied roasted walnut
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of baked black cherry, caramel sauce, figs, and vanilla
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: In 6+ years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese, Chocolate Mousse, Roquefort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Dried fruits highlight this Port style wine that lingers with acidity and candied nuts; this would be an asset to any cheese board.

The Producer

J. Pedroncelli Winery

The Producer
1220 Canyon Rd
Geyserville, CA 95441
USA
1 707-857-3531

Their Portfolio

90 Pedroncelli 2019 Mother Clone, Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 15.5% (USA) $20.00.
92 Pedroncelli 2019 Alto Vineyards, Sangiovese, Dry Creek Valley 15.7% (USA) $19.00.
90 Pedroncelli 2019 Friends Red Blend, Sonoma County 14.4% (USA) $14.00.
85 Pedroncelli 2019 Bushnell Vineyard, Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 16% (USA) $30.00.
90 Pedroncelli 2019 Three Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley 14.4% (USA) $24.00.
93 Pedroncelli 2019 Block 007 Estate Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley 14.5% (USA) $30.00.
93 Pedroncelli 2019 Bench Vineyards, Merlot, Dry Creek Valley 14.5% (USA) $22.00.
88 Pedroncelli 2019 Barrel Select Sonoma Classico Red Blend, Dry Creek Valley 14.4% (USA) $24.00.
BR Pedroncelli 2018 "Courage" Faloni Vineyard, Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 16.2% (USA) $40.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Pedroncelli 2021 Signature Selection Rosé, Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 13.9% (USA) $22.00.
89 Pedroncelli 2021 Signature Selection, Chardonnay, Dry Creek Valley 14% (USA) $20.00.
89 Pedroncelli 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County 13.9% (USA) $16.00.
88 Pedroncelli 2021 Signature Selection, Chardonnay, Dry Creek Valley 14% (USA) $20.00.
90 Pedroncelli 2021 F. Johnson Vineyard, Chardonnay, Dry Creek Valley 14.2% (USA) $38.00.
93 Pedroncelli 2020 Three Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley 14.3% (USA) $24.00.
92 Pedroncelli 2020 Bench Vineyards, Merlot, Dry Creek Valley 13.7% (USA) $24.00.
90 Pedroncelli 2020 Block 007 Estate Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley 13.9% (USA) $36.00.
90 Pedroncelli 2017 Three Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley 14.4% (USA) $36.00.
91 Pedroncelli 2012 Four Grapes Vintage Port, Dry Creek Valley 19% (USA) $45.00.

Port Vintage

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Serve in a Port Wine Glass
Vintage Port refers to authentic Port from Portugal that is made entirely from a single vintage. Each port house makes their own decision on whether not to declare a particular vintage. Production is small and represents only about two percent of all Port produced in the Douro region.

There are five principal grapes allowed in vintage port, the same as in other styles of Port. These are: Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cão, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Francesa and Touriga Nacional.

A vintage port is aged for a maximum of two and a half years; when it is released, it has a deep, inky purple color and is deeply concentrated. These are not wines for immediate consumption, but rather wines that need at least a decade or two before they are ready for drinking.

While every vintage is special, certain years such as 1963, 1966, 1970, 1980 and 1994 are exceptional; some of these will peak near their fiftieth birthday. Enjoy on their own or with walnuts or aged cheeses.