I’ve been buzzing through a case of the 2017 from the last offer, down to a few left. No tasting notes but a quick and dirty impression. Although certainly a summer sipper I find it has a little more depth and heft to it than some summer sippers that puts it in a food friendly category as well.
Bright aromas of strawberry, orange, rose petals, and spice. Full flavors of candied raspberry and cherry with a hint of white pepper spice. Refreshing, clean and crisp with a delicate berryspice finish. Our Dry Rosé is made to be enjoyed upon release.
Vintage and Winemaker Notes
We have been producing our zinfandel-based Rosé since 1954. Grapes for our Dry Rosé were harvested from the Pedroncelli home ranch and the Bushnell Vineyard. The area’s well-drained rocky soils, hillsides and excellent microclimate enable zinfandel to develop generous fruit flavors. The grapes were harvested between the end of August and the first of September.
The 2017 growing season brought more than enough rain in spring and great growing conditions during the summer. The result is excellent quality grapes with an intensity of aromas and good acidity. Over the years, we have refined our approach when it comes to the style of our Dry Rosé. The focus is on crisp acidity and true varietal character allowing the fruit flavors to shine.
After pressing the fruit, fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks until dry. Even though it is made in a dry style, the wine retains a hint of sweetness because of the fruitiness of the zinfandel grape. Bottled a few months after harvest, the wine captures the freshness of the vintage.
The year was 1927. President Calvin Coolidge captured the imagination of nobody. Babe Ruth hit home run after home run powered by little more than whiskey and sausage. And John Pedroncelli, Sr. bought a vineyard and winery in Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County. Since then, four generations of Pedroncellis have weathered Prohibition, wine booms and busts, and changing tastes. And they’re still a family-owned operation making acclaimed premium wines. Wherever you are now, Sultan of Swat and Silent Cal, this next glass is for you.
Just checked my inventory and it says that I have 4 btls of 2013!! Yikes, Ed stated that it’s ready to drink upon release. Someone in 2017 gave the 2013 a 91, so maybe I’m not in trouble. I’ve got a ton of summer sippers that need to be sipped this summer plus I have a SIWBM weakly in place. Ed, you’ve created a dilemma here!! Will wait to hear from family and NE OH Mates.
In the mean time, I’ve got to find the 2013 and give it a quick sip! Now I wish I would have numbered my boxes!
@Boatman72 While I wouldn’t recommend aging this wine, it does develop some wonderful characteristics in the bottle. The wild strawberry aroma moves more toward strawberry jam. It develops a nice caramel (not dark carmel, just that nice sort of creme brulee type). Let’s change the menu up a bit. BBQ Spare Ribs with a KC style sauce. (a little sweeter, and a nice bit of spice). I think you’ll be surprised and delighted. You could also use this wine in a Negroncelli. You can find the recipe here.
@HitAnyKey42@Winedavid49 Thanks to you and Ed for the offering - my supply was running low. Pedroncelli rose is the Official Beverage of the Washington, DC Cherry Blossom Festival…at my house, anyway. I’m working on everyone else, one bottle at a time.
@losthighwayz I also ordered the case of OTL last week or I would be in. We tried one bottle of the OTL and actually thought it was pretty good. Not real complex but a pleasant summer drinker. Thought the initial strawberry taste was interesting, but enjoyed it.
@normanl0 true, the rats were pretty spot on. It did have some weight to it. Only thing I do not like is a slight bite that I get at the end. Plus Could use a tad more acidity for my taste but definitely not complaining at under $7 delivered!
@sosptuba You know as a Casemates buyer you always have Club discounts at your dispose. Just be sure to order a minimum of 12 bottles (can be mixed) to receive the greatest benefit. Give Colin a call in the office to be sure he flips the switch so you can order online. 800-836-3894