Pestoni Family

Pestoni Family

Howell Mountain Merlot 2012

Very smooth, tasty Merlot from Pestoni. Went quite well with NC Trout. — 3 months ago

Pestoni Family

Three Tears Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Napa Valley.

Deep purple in color with a wide purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, black plums, cedar, vanilla, spices, licorice, chocolates, violets, light earth, tobacco and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with black currants, blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, spices, coffee, vegetables, earth, chocolates, herbs, tobacco and peppercorn.

Medium plus in finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a spicy Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Gentle and easy to drink. Well balanced with mild complexity. Lighter than I expected and not the typical in your face kind of Napa Cabernet.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself or with food. This 3 year old is already drinking very nicely, and would be nice to revisit in 5 years. Engaging and tasty.

A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot. Aged in French oak barrels for 20 months. A very small production of only 124 cases.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— a year ago

Paul, P and 11 others liked this

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Mountain Vineyard Petite Sirah 2016

This is a very tasty Petite Sirah from California.

Big and bold with medium acidity and nice mouthfeel.

Dry and very fruity.

Showing black fruits with chocolate notes, tobacco, vanilla, licorice, wood, Mediterranean spices and peppercorn.

Tasty and spicy.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 5 months ago

Severn, Sharon and 14 others liked this

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Lake County Field Blend 2017

For National Zinfandel Day, here is a nice one from California.

This is a nice and spicy Zinfandel based blend from Lake County, California. Nicely balanced with a soft mouthfeel.

Showing red and black fruits with chocolate notes, tobacco, light oak, earth, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate and easy drinking.

Nice finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself. Better once it opens up (30 minutes).

I had this vintage before, over a year ago, and it is drinking better now. A little high on alcohol so watch yourself 😉

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

A blend of 83% Zinfandel, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petite Sirah.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 7 months ago

Dr., Daniel and 15 others liked this

Pestoni Family

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Elegant, elegant, elegant.

Doesn’t punch you in the face.
— 3 years ago


Sangiovese 2015

The Pestoni family winery in Rutherford is known for their grate Cabernets ; but the Sangiovese he is delicious — 3 years ago