2019 Pedroncelli Signature Selection Rosé, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
When it comes to appreciating this style of wine we have it down to an art. We have been producing rosé since 1954 and have more than 60 vintages under our belt. We look for a style that captures the essence of fruit and is crisp and a touch spicy. The grapes for our Rosé were harvested from the Bushnell Vineyard, a longtime family source. The site’s well-drained rocky soils, hillsides and excellent microclimate enable zinfandel to develop generous fruit flavors.
Pale pink in color and light bodied, the fresh aromas of strawberries and rose petals are followed by flavors of red fruits (straw-berry and cherry) with a touch of warm baking spices. Crisp acidity delivers a clean and refreshing finish. Our Rosé is made to be enjoyed upon release.
A wet growing season with late May rains slowed the growth cycle and gave the vineyards the much needed water for an abundant crop. Perfect weather conditions during the harvest season brought warm days and cool nights which developed more aromatics and flavors than previous vintages. Zinfandel grapes were picked in mid-September to preserve the acidity, bring in lower sugars and heightened varietal flavors.
Once destemmed and pressed, the 100% free run juice is transferred to temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for a slow fermentation at 58 degrees F. The fruitiness of the zinfandel grape lends rounded and balanced flavor in the wine. Bottled a few months after harvest, the wine captures the freshness of the vintage.
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Barrel Aging: None
Total Acidity: .574g/100ml
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12x 2019 Pedroncelli Signature Selection Rosé, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
The year was 1927. President Calvin Coolidge captured the imagination of nobody. Babe Ruth hit home run after home run powered by little more than whiskey and sausage. And John Pedroncelli, Sr. bought a vineyard and winery in Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County. Since then, four generations of Pedroncellis have weathered Prohibition, wine booms and busts, and changing tastes. And they’re still a family-owned operation making acclaimed premium wines. Wherever you are now, Sultan of Swat and Silent Cal, this next glass is for you.
@chienfou@rebeltaz There might be hope for your state yet. Still can’t ship to my state, but recently they changed their mind about the lottery. I guess they got tired of all the tickets bought over the state line. I haven’t bought any though even though we now can as no extra cash to put a match to.
We are still one of the states that have state run liquor stores, though at least beer and wine is available in grocery stores. Of course, it has to go thru a state warehouse first…
Maybe with all the COVID mail order stuff we can get on board with that now.
@radi0j0hn This is a very dry-style rosé which is actually typical of most premium rosés. It is not at all the sweet “white zinfandel” taste which was a passing fad about 20 years ago, but you can certainly find many “pink wines” that will be on the sweet side. However this is definitely not one of the sweet ones. I find it enjoyable with a splash or plain soda water for a lighter beverage.
side note: in 2019, the Sonoma/Napa region had one of the worst widfires (the Kincade fire) that devastated the grape crop- if you like a smoky rose with a Marlboro* aftertaste, this is your kind of stuff.
No “smoky” in the tasting notes, so what you heard didn’t affect this winery or their grape sourcing. Pedroncelli wouldn’t foist that off without disclosure. They’re a solid QPR winemaker for over a decade that I’ve been purveying their juice.
Go fix yourself a margarita. More for everyone else.
@alacrity I’m no farmer, but I don’t think that’s how growing stuff works. I grill meats near my garden all summer long, but the fucking tomatoes still taste like tomatoes. How do I get them to taste like meat!?!?
@Kidsandliz there is some sort of distributers lobbying group. They are basically middle men but they get very very upset if a winery tries to direct sell to consumers because they and the stores they supply don’t get their cut. This hurts “small” wineries who could just do straight to you. So that group constantly puts up laws or resists reforms that benefit them. Like most BS lobbying.
@Felton10 I assume these are shipped from Wine Country Connect which also does most Casemates shipping. Packaging is usually a cardboard box with very nice (recyclable) formed cardboard spacers. I’ve never had a problem with any broken bottles. The cardboard spacers stack onto each other (if you flip them around) for efficient recycling, or if you want to keep them. In Summer they sometimes switch to formed styrofoam blocks which are actually very effective, but unfortunately are hard to recycle. I keep some around for year-round wine storage, though. But no bubble-wrap!
The wine deals usually sell-out on this site if I wait too long. Wasn’t sure I needed more, but this will store well, and will definitely be used (or given to friends). Spring/Summer is coming… I hope!
As I mentioned in an earlier post, this is enjoyable with a bit of plain soda for a lighter beverage. If you are used to “sweet,” though, you might need to add something sweeter. I like it the way it is.
@newby1@rjquillin this is a good point and UPS requirers an adult to sign at the door for wine they can’t just deliver it. So it does matter when it will be delivered but you should be tracking that on your own anyway. And has nothing to do with meh/texas
Over on CM we have a number of discussion threads about shipping, and the perils of UPS.
Popular is shipping to a work/business address, if possible. Another is to ship to a UPS affiliate, but some have been known to add a service charge, generally around $5 for handling. Yeah, we’ve been vocal about that one. Some drop off locations accept wine, others don’t; seems to be a local per-store decision. Worst case is generally when you have to visit a distribution facility, not convenient and the hours generally really suck.
UPS my choice gives you a bit more control, but still not optimal for many.
@ThunderChicken right. They are only selling wine so it’s right up front. I assume casemates has the same. Just saying since it’s ABNORMAL for meh they should probably have an obvious disclaimer when they do it. As a default for wine
Haven’t bought anything here in a while but the tasting notes seem to line up with our preferences. Cheap enough that if we don’t like it, we can give to friends or take to parties (if that’s ever a thing again).
I need another case of this and maxed out. For those of you that I know and have VMP, if you aren’t ordering 2 cases for yourself, can someone message me and place an order for me? And I’ll send you the moola? Just send me a whisper.