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The Hedonistic Taster | № 6 | Pedroncelli Winery

By L.m. Archer @lmarcherml

The Hedonistic Taster |  № 6

Pedroncelli Winery

by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML

Le tastevin bourguignon.

“Wine should not be regarded simply as a beverage, but as an art of living, a pleasure.” – Henri Jayer

Welcome to The Hedonistic Taster, a binNotes | redThread™ trade sampling of artisan wines.

The title derives from the term ‘hedonistic tasting,’ coined by legendary Burgundian vigneron Henri Jayer.

The Hedonistic Taster allows me the opportunity to introduce you to some gorgeous pours through this intimate tasting format.


Today’s Tasting:

Pedroncelli Winery | Dry Creek Valley | Sonoma

“Four generations, nearly 90 years, quietly creating authentic wines at incredibly reasonable prices.”

Pedroncelli Winery of Sonoma produces sustainably farmed, quality wines at affordable prices.

Family owned and operated in Dry Creek Valley since 1927, the family believes strongly in offering consumers value and variety, while stewarding their lands for future generations.

These simple principles keep long-time customers coming back, and attracts new folks thirsty for unpretentious wines to share over meals with with family and friends.

Recently, Julie shared the story of Pedroncelli Winery with me – you can view the full interview here.  In the meantime, enjoy perusing their wines below. Salute!

Pedroncelli CH

Wine:  Chardonnay | Signature Selection

Vintage: 2015

Alcohol:  14.2 %

Suggested Retail: $15



Robe: Clear pale lemon robe.

Nose: Aromas of lemon, lime and white floral.

Palate: Notes of golden apple, green apple, oleander; medium body.

Suggested Pairings: Roast chicken, risotto, creamy cheeses like brie or camembert.

Pedroncelli Sauv blanc

Wine:  Sauvignon Blanc | East Side Vineyards

Vintage: 2015

Alcohol:  13.9%

Suggested Retail: $15



Robe: Pale straw hue.

Nose: Aromas of fresh cut grass, verbena, initial whiff of pipi de chat.

Palate: Notes of Pink grapefruit, tropical fruit, lemon candy.

Suggested Pairings:  Fish tacos, citrus salad, grilled veggies.

2Pedroncelli Rose

Wine:  Rosé of Zinfandel

Vintage: 2015

Alcohol:  13.9 %

Suggested Retail: $12



Robe: Dusty rose. 

Nose: Watermelon, gooseberry aromas.

Palate: Strawberry, salmonberry, white pepper notes; vivid acids.

Suggested Pairings:  Grilled salmon and asparagus, shrimp and avocado salad, BBQ.

Pedroncelli Merlot

Wine:  Merlot | Bench Vineyards

Vintage: 2014

Alcohol:  14.1 %

Suggested Retail: $17



Robe: Obsidian-like blackberry robe.

Nose:  Brambleberry, sous bois, black cherry nose.

Palate:  Plush, medium bodied, accessible; notes of blackberry, plum, mellow baking spices, hint of dark chocolate.

Suggested Pairings:  Crack out the comfort foods! Chicken molé, meatloaf, mac ‘n cheese.

Pedroncelli Zin Mother-Clone-Zin

Wine:  Zinfandel | Mother Clone

Vintage: 2014

Alcohol:  14.9 %

Suggested Retail: $18



Robe: Deep raspberry robe with fuchsia rim fillip.

Nose: Aromas of dried black fruits and herbs.

Palate: Supple, medium-bodied, serene; notes of  black currant, eucalyptus, hint of cracked pepper.

Suggested Pairings:  Grilled lamb or sausage, pasta, pizza.

Pedroncelli Cab

Wine:  Cabernet Sauvignon | Three Vineyards

Vintage: 2014

Alcohol:  14.1%

Suggested Retail: $19



Robe: Dark plum.

Nose: Dried, stewed fruit.

Palate: Red currant, raspberry, a bit of toast; well-balanced, medium body, velvet finish.

Suggested Pairings:  Anything that says ‘moo’ – braised tips, rib eye, skirt steak, paired with a baked potato and all the fixings.

Pedroncelli -petite-sirah

Wine:  Petit Sirah

Vintage: 2014

Alcohol:  14.1%

Suggested Retail: $18



Robe: Opaque plum robe.

Nose: Cassis, nightshade, capsicum nose.

Palate: Subtle, medium-bodied, well-structured behind-the-scene stealer. Plum, bramble berry, black pepper; tannins sure to turn velvety with age.

Suggested Pairings:  A wine to savor over cassoulet, game, roast.

❦❦❦ View the full Pedroncelli Winery interview here. ❦❦❦ Copyrighted 2016 binNotes | redThread™.  All Rights Reserved.

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