Award & Accolades
Zinfandel, Bushnell Vineyard
Wine Spectator Online "8 Exuberant Sonoma Zinfandels at 90+ Points"
91 Points. "This zesty version harbors appealingly dark and briary fruit such as black cherry and plum, accented by licorice and black pepper. Ripe and snappy tannins mark the finish. Drink now through 2029.”—Tim Fish Printable
Harvest Terroir Challenge Wine Competition
91 Points & Gold Medal. Tasting notes from the judges: "Classic, good pepper, boysenberry, 5 spice."
- Wine Spectator Online "8 Exuberant Sonoma Zinfandels at 90+ Points"
Wine Spectator Online, 12 Dynamic California Zinfandels
90 Points, "Stout and plump, this offers ripe current and cherry flavors accented with licorice and tar, finishing with broad-shouldered tannins." Tim Fish
Wine & Spirits Magazine
92 Points & Best Buy "...this wine bridges summer cherries and August cherry tomatoes in its gentle spicy and juicy ripeness. The delicate tannins raise it to another level, adding scents of roses, the earthiness of fig skin and what Daniel Osman of the Dream Away Lodge in Becket, MA, described as “tight, tongue-twisting acai astringency.” Give it time in a decanter as you prep cioppino." —Joshua Greene
- Wine Spectator Online, 12 Dynamic California Zinfandels
Gabe's View: Zinfandel-America's Favorite Grape to Grill With
"Pedroncelli’s legendary Mother Clone was the first Zinfandel that ever touched my lips back in the early 90’s. That’s still a great wine one vintage after the next. This single vineyard effort is a bigger, bolder, spicier, dare I say Zinnier wine. It comes from a vineyard that’s been a known associate of the Pedroncelli Family since 1943. The wine is driven by blackberry, boysenberry and plum pudding spices. All the bold dark fruit is buttressed by oodles of spice and a slinky vein of minerals, earth and sweet dark chocolate . Take some Memphis Style Ribs off the grill and pair it with this!"
Cindy Rynning, Grape Experiences
This zinfandel "exuded ripe aromas and flavors of blackberry, boysenberry, plum pudding, earth, dark chocolate and dark fruit. Spice filled with a thread of minerality, this complex, full-bodied Zinfandel offered food friendly acidity, firm tannins and a lingering, satisfying finish."
- Gabe's View: Zinfandel-America's Favorite Grape to Grill With