A fabulous INSIDER DEAL from one of the original Dry Creek Valley wineries, the Bulk Buy rated Pedroncelli Mother Clone Zinfandel.
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We’ve got an extra special treat for you today with a wine from one of our all-time favorite wineries, Pedroncelli! If you’ve been waiting to take advantage of one our Insider Deals, you can’t go wrong with this one. We had a chance to visit a few years ago and spend some time with Jim Pedroncelli, who along with his brother John, bought the winery from their father in 1963.
John Sr started the winery in 1927 (during Prohibition!) and managed to stay in business by selling grapes to home winemakers. By the time the 21st amendment was passed (repealing Prohibition) the winery was one of just four remaining in Dry Creek Valley. Now 90 years later they are on to the fourth generation!
Over the years we’ve had a chance to taste many wines from Pedroncelli and have always been impressed, but one of our favorites is the Mother Clone Zinfandel. We even snapped this picture of a previous vintage in barrel when we visited.
The Pedroncelli Mother Clone Zinfandel has an extremely reasonable SRP of just $19. The average price on wine-searcher is $18. Total Wine in my area sells it for $16. Wine.com has it for $17 (plus $25 in shipping for 6 bottles). Through today’s Insider Deal, Reverse Wine Snob readers can pick up 6 bottles for just $79.99 ($13.33 per bottle) plus only $5 for shipping!
This one has a great list of shipping states too, going everywhere except Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Utah. Not to mention a long list of gold medals and 90+ scores over the years.
This is a limited time, winery direct offer facilitated by our friends at Wine Country Connect (of wine.woot fame). Sale ends Monday September 30 at noon (PST) unless it sells out sooner. Shipping is a flat $5 no matter how many 6-packs you buy! Clicking on the buy button above will take you to the site winedealmaker.com for checkout. If you don't see the embedded buy box click here to order.
The Pedroncelli Mother Clone Zinfandel is 81% Zinfandel and 19% Petite Sirah from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California. The grapes come from a ranch planted to Zinfandel since 1904 and purchased by John Pedroncelli Sr in 1927. Most of the vineyard was replanted in the 80s using vines cloned from the originals (hence the name) but the wine also includes fruit from the remaining 110+ year-old "Mother" vines. It spends 12 months in American oak, 30% new.
From the bottle:
Our family has called Sonoma County home since 1927. We've been making wine for four generations and sharing them with generations of wine lovers. Hand picked from hillside vineyards, our old-vine Mother Clone Zinfandel is a great expression of Dry Creek Valley character, balancing jammy blackberry flavors and black pepper spice.
The 2017 Pedroncelli Mother Clone Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel begins with a beautiful mix aromas that sucks you right into the glass. Blackberry, plum, baking spice and touches of vanilla all combine seamlessly. Taking a sip reveals a smooth, lovely, medium to full-bodied wine filled with juicy dark berry fruit and more wonderfully integrated spice. It's flavorful but not over the top and quite well-balanced. Black pepper and a touch of smoke lead into the dry, very long finish of this fantastic wine.
2017 Pedroncelli Mother Clone Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
Here's what people are saying about our previous Insider Deals:
"I finally opened a bottle of this and it did not disappoint. Delicious!!!"
"Buy cases of this. It's that good"
"We enjoyed the first of our 4-pack last night as well. It was very good!!"
"Loved the deals so far"
"Just received our shipment - so glad we bought it - it’s delicious!"
"This is a great wine!"
"It’s a winner! Plum, blackberries, maybe blueberries. Full bodied deliciousness. 😍"
"I got my shipment earlier this week and am enjoying some now. It's really nice."
"It has arrived! Very nice and should go very well with dinner tonight. 😊"
"Thanks! The wine is wonderful!"
"I have loved all my RWS deals, can't wait to get this one."
"Very happy with this wine!"