Pedroncelli

Mother Clone Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

8.89 ratings
8.74 pro ratings
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
David Shaw

Third and last bottle of the vintage. Definitely yum for an old school Cali Zin, but relatively sedate or refined versus trad Zinfandels. Needs two hours minimum decanting.

Third and last bottle of the vintage. Definitely yum for an old school Cali Zin, but relatively sedate or refined versus trad Zinfandels. Needs two hours minimum decanting.

Jan 26th, 2020
David Shaw

Purple-red, moderately to highly extracted pigment, very good clarity. Leather, mint-eucalyptus and red fruit (raspberry, strawberry, maybe blackberry) notes in nose, with a hint of butter and prune. Black currant and butterscotch flavors, some seed bitterness and chewy tongue coating tannins in finish. Mild skin astringency initially. Needs time for tannins to die down, but flavors are “good to go” on opening the bottle. Tart cherry and an almost-cranberry flavor emerge after 90 minutes. Yummier than I remember my previous tasting of this vintage.

Purple-red, moderately to highly extracted pigment, very good clarity. Leather, mint-eucalyptus and red fruit (raspberry, strawberry, maybe blackberry) notes in nose, with a hint of butter and prune. Black currant and butterscotch flavors, some seed bitterness and chewy tongue coating tannins in finish. Mild skin astringency initially. Needs time for tannins to die down, but flavors are “good to go” on opening the bottle. Tart cherry and an almost-cranberry flavor emerge after 90 minutes. Yummier than I remember my previous tasting of this vintage.

Apr 14th, 2019
Joe Becerra

Generous tasting Zin. Great finish. A Dry Creek Zin with polish.

Generous tasting Zin. Great finish. A Dry Creek Zin with polish.

Mar 3rd, 2019
Karmen Dykstra

Super smooth

Super smooth

Dec 19th, 2018
Vinod Peris

Very dark garnet colored, this is a full bodied and robust wine. Lively and full of fruit with aromas of plums and blackberries. Finishes with a nice grip and alcohol burn.

Very dark garnet colored, this is a full bodied and robust wine. Lively and full of fruit with aromas of plums and blackberries. Finishes with a nice grip and alcohol burn.

Dec 3rd, 2018
Neal Ferry

We agree this is good... buy more

We agree this is good... buy more

Nov 22nd, 2018
Ray Vanderhoff

Blackberry compote with touches of leather, smoke, black pepper and baking spices. Full bodied but light at the same time. Nice long and smooth finish. Excellent QPR. Thank you for sharing this one, Ron Bevacqua.

Blackberry compote with touches of leather, smoke, black pepper and baking spices. Full bodied but light at the same time. Nice long and smooth finish. Excellent QPR. Thank you for sharing this one, Ron Bevacqua.

Aug 25th, 2018
Sarah Stierch

Food & Wine Editor Sonoma Valley Sun

8.0

Sarah had this 2 years ago

Sarah had this 2 years ago

May 24th, 2018
Rachel Reeve

Rachel had this 3 months ago

Rachel had this 3 months ago

Oct 31st, 2019