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2008 Pedroncelli Zinfandel "Mother Clone"

Pedroncelli 2008 Mother Clone Zinfandel

Winery: Pedroncelli

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Mother Clone"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 95% Zinfandel & 5% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $15

Cases produced: 6,000

KWG Score: 89.2 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: May 19, 2011

Wine Review: This Zinfandel from the Dry Creek Valley is one of the best value Zin's that I have covered so far this year. It is slightly opaque and dark ruby colored. It opens with a very jammy boysenberry bouquet with a hint of oak and blackberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, juicy and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a pleasant mild oak infused black raspberry with a hint of black currant and licorice. The finish is quite dry and its moderate tannins are rather sticky. This wine would pair well with cherry amaretto steak tips. Enjoy -Ken

Winemaker Notes: Deep purple-red in color, our Mother Clone Zinfandel is full bodied and intense with classic Dry Creek Valley characteristics: aromas of ripe blackberry and spice, jammy fruit flavors framed with subtle black pepper. This is a concentrated wine that offers a great balance of fruit, spice and tannin combined with a long, lush finish. Enjoy now or cellar for three more years.

Organic status: not organic

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