Pedroncelli - Sonoma Classico

Pedroncelli - Sonoma Classico 2015

Red Wine

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Item# 72200-15

Technical data

COMPOSITION A proprietary blend of Merlot, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Syrah
APPELLATION Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
ALCOHOL 14.4%
pH 3.73
TOTAL ACIDITY .640g/100m

Background

Definition of a classic: judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind.
Sonoma County’s classic roots are in those early blends ranging from “Burgundy", “Claret" and “Mountain Red" to today’s high-end “Red Wine Blends". These wines have been a regular part of Sonoma County’s heritage. Sonoma Classico is the next step in the evolution of these blends. The classic style invites you to gather round the table as it becomes part of the meal not the centerpiece. It is the sharing of this wine with family and friends that defines it as a classic: Sonoma Classico.

Vinification

Small lots were chosen in order to bring site specific qualities into focus within the blend. Fresh black pepper and berry aspects combined with the herbaceous and plum characteristics of Dry Creek Valley. The grapes were picked over the first two weeks of September 2015 following a dry and warm growing season with accelerated ripening due to the drought. Smaller berries and smaller crop resulted in deeper concentration of flavors and the resulting wine has softer acids and rounded tannins.
11 months in new and seasoned American oak barrels with 20% new oak. Working toward an approachable style, the time in oak softens the wine and adds complex layers to the finished product. The oak influence is nuanced and a supporting player by the judicious use of new oak blended with seasoned barrels.