Awards & Accolades

Zinfandel, Mother Clone

  • 2016

    • The Fifty Best

      Double Gold Medal

    • Wine Spectator

      89 Points: "Ripe and zesty, with savory blackberry, bitter chocolate and meaty smoked pepper flavors." Tim Fish

  • 2015

    • Wine Enthusiast 93 pts, Editor's Choice

      93 Pedroncelli 2015 Mother Clone Zinfandel
      (Dry Creek Valley). This wine is aged in American oak and blended with 12% Petite Sirah. Concentrated blackberry fruit rides a foundation of soft, silky and well-integrated succulence, with touches of leather saddle, black pepper, smoke and brick. While full bodied, it manages to drink light on its 
      feet. Editors’ Choice. —V.B. printable

    • Wine Spectator

      Tim Fish's Recommended California Zinfandels & Top Value, June 30, 2018

    • Wine Spectator 88pts

      A big, burly red, with potent blackberry, smoked pepper
      and licorice flavors. Drink now through 2022.
      —Tim Fish 

    • Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition

      Gold Medal

    • Tasters Guild Consumer Judging

      Gold Medal

  • 2014

    • Points and Recommendations

      • 89 Points: The Wine Spectator. "A zesty red, with lively balance and appealing notes of dried cherry, sweet anise and pepper." Tim Fish
      • 91 Points (Exceptional), Gold Medal & Best Buy: Beverage Testing Institute Read More »
      • Recommended & Good Value: Connoisseurs' Guide to CA Wine

    • North of the Gate Wine Competition, 2017

      93 points, Gold Medal

    • Taster's Guild International Wine Competition

      Gold Medal

    • Wine Of the Week, Peg Melnik, Press Democrat

      4 Stars, "It’s an appealing take on zinfandel, one buoyed by bright acid and tangy red fruit. Notes of black pepper and anise are in the mix. It’s a crisp, lively zin, and one that’s a steal for the quality."

    • The Fifty Best

      Gold Medal

    • Wine Spectator Top Value

      WINNING STREAK: California
      Zinfandel posts a great 2014,
      with 2015 showing equal promise
      Tim Fish’s Recommended California Zinfandels
      TOP VALUE: “This zesty red has a lively balance, offering appealing
      notes of dried cherry, sweet anise and pepper.” 89 POINTS 

  • 2013

    • Golds, Double Golds, and Points

      • Gold Medal & 90 Points: 2016 Critics Challenge
      • 89 Points: The Wine Advocate, Robert M. Parker Read More>>
      • Gold Medal: Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition
      • Double Gold Medal: The Fifty Best California Zinfandel
      • 96 Points:
      • 90 Points & Featured Wine: WineLinesOnline Read More »
      • Recommended: California Grapevine
      • Jefferson Cup Nominee (Sweepstakes Contender): The Jefferson Cup Wine Competition
      • Josh Farrell, Wine Express Read More>>