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Date Printed: 9/15/2014
Pedroncelli Russian River Pinot Noir 2009
Pedroncelli Russian River Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 107142)

PRICE ON 9/15/2014: $18.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2009 season was framed by cool weather and good development in the vineyard. The fruit gained a high concentration of flavor as well as good acidity. The grapes were picked the first week of September, de-stemmed and cold soaked for three days. Fermentation took place over ten days in small stainless steel tanks. Pump-overs were performed three times per day for maximum color and flavor extraction. The round, full and polished texture of this wine comes not only from the high quality fruit but also judicious use of oakā€”the wine was aged for 8 months in small French oak barrels.

An elegant, medium bodied Pinot Noir. Aromas are highlighted by the ripe cherries and raspberries with clove and toasted oak accents. In the mouth this wine is soft and velvety with juicy cherry-berry flavors with just a hint of spiciness. The finish is nicely balanced with moderate tannins.

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About  Pedroncelli Winery:

Pedroncelli Winery has come a long way since 1927, when John Pedroncelli, Sr. purchased vineyards and a small winery in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley. Today, the vineyards are planted to premium grape varieties, the winery is filled with modern equipment, and wines bearing the Pedroncelli name grace tables from coast to coast. But two elements from 70 years ago remain unchanged: the exceptional place the Pedroncelli family grows grapes, and the family's dedication to making fine wines.