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Pedroncelli

Pedroncelli
2017 Sonoma Classico Red Blend, Other Red, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18
Best Buy
Cellar Selection

Pedroncelli
2017 Sonoma Classico Red Blend, Other Red, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
Black violet color. Earthy aromas and flavors of wild raspberry, macerated cherries, spiced almonds, horse blanket, tarragon, and thyme with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish full body and a smooth, complex, medium-long finish. An earthy but bright Red Blend that will shine with French fare.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: wild raspberry, macerated cherries, spiced almonds, horse blanket, tarragon, and thyme
Taste Flavor: wild raspberry, macerated cherries, spiced almonds, horse blanket, tarragon, and thyme
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An earthy but bright red blend that will shine with French fare.

The Producer

J. Pedroncelli Winery

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

Other US Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
'Other Red' is a catch-all category for both uncommon grape varietals and uncommon combinations of varietals. There are little pockets of other red varietals grown throughout the US. In California, Italian varietals such as Barbera, Gignolino, Primitivo, and Nebbiolo and esoteric Rhone varietals like Cinsault and Carignano can be found. Tempranillo, best known as the principal red variety of Spain’s Rioja, can also be found in small plantings in the Southwest where hot grown conditions favor the grape. Many producers throughout the US produce blends of Bordeaux with non-Bordeaux varietals such as Zinfandel, Petit Sirah, Syrah and even hybrids like Chambourcin that fall under our Other US Red category.