Pedroncelli’s historic Zinfandel vineyards are located on the hillsides surrounding the winery, on the ranch originally purchased by John Pedroncelli Sr. in 1927 and planted to Zinfandel since 1904.
These vines are head-pruned and hand-picked, a second generation vineyard cloned from the original “Mother” vines which were replanted block by block beginning in the early 1980s. The fruit from the remaining 100-year-old vines, although a small part, is included. Pedroncelli source estate vineyards which are the Home Ranch and Bushnell Vineyards, as well as the nearby old vine Buchignani Vineyard.
Grape Varieties: 90% Zinfandel & 10% Petit Sirah
Farming Practices: Sustainable
Tasting Notes: Pedroncelli Mother Clone is a classic Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel with aromas of black plum with a touch spice. Concentrated flavours of blackberry, black pepper and dark chocolate are framed by notes of smoky oak, cinnamon and vanilla.
Well integrated flavours with smooth tannins and bright acidity are a hallmark of the Pedroncelli style.