Bringing the warm and cozy straight to your glass tonight with Pedroncelli’s Cabernet Sauvignon.
Pedroncelli Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon is a grape that has created some of the most highly sought after wines. It’s the main grape in Sassicaia from Tuscany, Screaming Eagle from Napa Valley, and Chateau Latour from Bordeaux. It’s thick skins are responsible for deeply colored wines and a rigid backbone of tannin and acid which allows for increased aging potential. But this is not the only reason Cabernet Sauvignon is such a successful variety; it can also make quality wine as a young vine, and add some OOMPH! to red blends.
While this grape may have had humble beginnings in Bordeaux, France, it is now produced in every major wine region across the globe. It can take on a slightly different character in each place but it is more reliable than other international varieties like Pinot Noir.
Many don’t know that Cabernet Sauvignon is the progeny of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. All of these grapes are found in Bordeaux and it is believed to have been a natural cross between the two grapes in the vineyard.
“Since 1927, when John Pedroncelli, Sr. purchased vineyard and a small winery in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley, two elements remain unchanged: the exceptional place the Pedroncelli family farms vineyards, and the family’s dedication to making fine wines.
- From selling grapes to home winemakers during prohibition in order to keep the vineyards going,
- to growing a small base of business during the 1930s and 1940s,
- to the second generation joining their father: son John becoming winemaker in 1948 followed by Jim in 1955 as sales director,
- to 1963 when the winery was officially purchased by John and Jim from their father,
- to growing the line of wines in the 1960s with vineyard expansion and diversification,
- to the boom time of the 1970s and 1980s along with many changes and additions to our sales base including national sales and export,
- the third generation coming on board and vineyard replanting in the 1990s
- to the 21st century refining our focus to restaurants and casual dining/meet-up wine bars and independent wine shops across the nation.
- to the transfer of ownership of the company to the third generation (now a 70% woman owned company with a woman winemaker!)
- to the second decade in the new millennium where the fourth generation is coming up the ranks…
- Nine decades strong, we are still family owned and operated. It all adds up to tradition, heritage and a family of wines you can enjoy with confidence.”
We are huge fans of Pedroncelli and carry their Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon!