Pedroncelli - Zinfandel - Bushnell Vineyard label
Pedroncelli - Zinfandel - Bushnell Vineyard bottle

Pedroncelli - Zinfandel - Bushnell Vineyard 2018

Red Wine

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Item# 70614-18


Located on the eastern hillsides of Dry Creek Valley, the 22-acre Bushnell Vineyard has been closely related to the Pedroncelli family for over 50 years. Winery founder John Sr. purchased the property in 1945, and, at the time, it was planted to Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignane. The vineyard was sold to son-in-law Al Pedroni in the 1950's and he tended the vineyard for over 40 years. Al's daughter Carol Bushnell inherited the vineyard in the 1990s and she and her husband Jim now farm it. They grow Zinfandel and Petite Sirah.

Technical data

APPELLATION: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
BARREL AGING: 16 months American oak barrels, 40% new oak
pH 3.84
TOTAL ACIDITY .585g/100mg


Good growing season conditions were provided in 2016 with enough rain during spring to give the vineyard all that it needed as well as generous hang time just before harvest to fully mature the grapes. Good acid balance and mature tannins with high intensity in aromatics and flavors is the result. Fermentation took place in a small capacity stainless steel tank which lends better skin-to-juice ratio. Daily pumpovers of juice over the cap extracted color, flavor and tannin. The young wine was transferred to American oak barrels to age for sixteen months. The time in the barrel added complexity, creating many layers of flavor.