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Pedroncelli

Pedroncelli
2019 Alto Vineyards, Sangiovese, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.7%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19
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Pedroncelli
2019 Alto Vineyards, Sangiovese, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.7%
Medium brick red color. Aromas of salami, cranberry, mixed red fruit compote, buttercream, and cedar with a supple, full body and a polished, interesting, medium-length balsamic, tart cherry, brine, bay leaf, cedar, black tea, blood orange, and dried herbs finish with coating, firm, well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A layered, charming Sangiovese that is precisely balanced and ready for all manner of food pairings.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Old World & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: salami,, cranberry, mixed red fruit compote, buttercream, and cedar
Taste Flavor: balsamic, tart cherry, brine, bay leaf, cedar, black tea, blood orange, and dried herbs
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A layered, charming Sangiovese that is precisely balanced; ready for all manner of food pairings.

The Producer

J. Pedroncelli Winery

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

Their Portfolio

BR Pedroncelli 2017 Signature Selection, Chardonnay, Dry Creek Valley 13.9% (USA) $16.00. - Bronze Medal
91 Pedroncelli 2016 Mother Clone, Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 14.9% (USA) $19.00.
93 Pedroncelli 2016 Bushnell Vineyard, Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 16.1% (USA) $26.00.
89 Pedroncelli 2018 Signature Selection Rosé, Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 13.5% (USA) $17.00.
88 Pedroncelli 2018 Mother Clone, Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 14.8% (USA) $19.00.
89 Pedroncelli 2017 Bushnell Vineyard, Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 16.1% (USA) $26.00.
92 Pedroncelli 2017 Courage-Faloni Vineyard, Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 16.1% (USA) $32.00.
BR Pedroncelli 2018 Alto Vineyards, Sangiovese, Dry Creek Valley 14.7% (USA) $18.00. - Bronze Medal
93 Pedroncelli 2017 Sonoma Classico Red Blend, Other Red, Dry Creek Valley 14.7% (USA) $18.00.
91 Pedroncelli 2014 Four Grapes Vintage Port, Dry Creek Valley 19% (USA) $28.00.
93 Pedroncelli 2018 Three Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley 14.2% (USA) $20.00.
89 Pedroncelli 2018 Bench Vineyards, Merlot, Dry Creek Valley 14.1% (USA) $18.00.
94 Pedroncelli 2018 Block 007 Estate Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley 13.9% (USA) $26.00.
93 Pedroncelli 2018 Barrel Select, Cabernet Franc, Dry Creek Valley 14.2% (USA) $20.00.
BR Pedroncelli 2019 Signature Selection, Chardonnay, Dry Creek Valley 14.1% (USA) $17.00. - Bronze Medal
92 Pedroncelli 2019 Signature Selection, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 14.1% (USA) $22.00.
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.

Sangiovese

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Sangiovese is Italy's most widely planted grape, found in several regions including Umbria, Abruzzo and Marche, but its spiritual home is Tuscany. Several famous wines made from Sangiovese are produced in Tuscany, including Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino.

A wine made from Sangiovese has appealing red cherry fruit, tart acidity and medium-weight tannins. There are few red wines more pleasant that a young Chianti with its delicious cherry fruit and earthy finish. While s simple Chianti is made for enjoyment from two to five years of age, a wine such as Brunello di Montalcino, 100% Sangiovese, is at the other end of the extreme, as it is a wine that often ages for two decades or more.

Sangiovese is also grown with some success in California as well as Australia. Pair wines made from Sangiovese with lighter red meats, duck, poultry and pastas with marinara or Bolognese sauce.