Pedroncelli Special Selection Zinfandel 2016 2016

Hot on the heels of The Golden State’s stellar 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 vintages, wines from equally incredible 2016 are keeping California wine fans busy, as they quickly snap up everything they can. That means finding any remaining, great-tasting values – like this incredible Zinfandel from the sought-after Pedroncelli family – is getting harder and harder. Not for you though ...

The Pedroncelli family has been among the movers and shakers of Sonoma wine since 1927. Four generations later, their boutique operation is “an authentic slice of old-school Sonoma County,” says Wine Spectator – a family-owned estate with a rare reputation for excellent quality and value. “They grow their own grapes and, without a lot of fuss, make wine that people can afford to drink every day.”

Since Zinfandel is what they do best, you can image how excited we were to secure their Special Selection. The previous vintage earned 93 points and an Editor’s Choice rating from Wine Enthusiast. Judges gave it this impressive tasting note: “Concentrated blackberry fruit rides a foundation of soft, silky, and well-integrated succulence, with touches of leather saddle, black pepper, smoke, and brick. While full bodied, it manages to drink light on its feet.”

The limited-production 2016 edition is every bit as impressive. It will be a smash at your next gathering (especially if you’re grilling steaks or roasting any sort of meat).


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Dry Creek Valley