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Pedroncelli

Pedroncelli
2021 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: 0.35%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16
Best Buy

Pedroncelli
2021 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: 0.35%
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of guava and passionfruit yogurt, lilac, peach ring, and pineapple with a medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long honeydew melon granita, pomelo, and wheat grass finish. A deliciously attractive white wine blend that is perfect for a light summer salad lunch.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: guava and passionfruit yogurt, lilac, peach ring, and pineapple
Taste Flavor: honeydew melon granita, pomelo, and wheat grass
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A deliciously attractive white wine blend that is perfect for a light summer salad lunch.

The Producer

J. Pedroncelli Winery

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

Their Portfolio

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.
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.

Sauvignon Blanc

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Sauvignon Blanc is a bit of a chameleon of a variety, as it changes its character depending on where it is grown. Most famously in France’s Loire Valley, (especially in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre), it is a rich dry white with distinct herbal notes in the nose and on the palate. In New Zealand, the flavors range from gooseberry to tropical; both styles have very good natural acidity. Certain areas in Chile also produce very tropical-driven examples with a touch of herbal character, while the typical California style is clean with melon and spearmint fruit with only traces of herbal notes.

Many styles of Sauvignon Blanc – especially those from New Zealand – are aged in steel tanks to preserve the aromatic qualities, while some producers in Sancerre or even in California age in wooden barrels; this for added texture and spice. Medium-full in body, Sauvignon Blanc is especially excellent paired with shellfish or seafood or lighter poultry with herbs.