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Pedroncelli

Pedroncelli
2020 Block 007 Estate Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .2%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$36

Pedroncelli
2020 Block 007 Estate Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .2%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of sweaty horse blanket and polished leather saddle, black cherry, chocolate powder, and irish breakfast tea with a round, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish with accents of black cherry cranberry juice, cedar and aged tobacco, chocolate covered acai, and dry herbal tea with medium tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A depth of fruit with some savory and earthy tones that would accompany a roast and root vegetables splendidly.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: sweaty horse blanket and polished leather saddle, black cherry, chocolate powder, and irish breakfast tea
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of black cherry cranberry juice, cedar and aged tobacco, chocolate covered acai, and dry herbal tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A depth of fruit with some savory and earthy tones that would accompany a roast and root vegetables splendidly.

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.

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.