Pedroncelli Mother Clone Zinfandel 2003

A Sumptuous aroma of vanilla is followed by cedar, black currant & tart berry flavors on the palette give way to mushroom and black tea. Pedroncelli is one of the very few wine producers who was around before prohibition in the California area. Some of their zin vines are over 100 years old. This wine comes from their dry creek valley vinyard which is using younger cuts from the old mother vines. Perfect as an everyday table wine and good on its own, this wine shows the structure to get better in a couple years but is not really a cellar-worthy wine. This can be had for about $12, but if you have the option, spend another $3-5 for the old vine Pedroncelli.

Rating: 86-87