Pedroncelli Red Wine Blend Sonoma Classico

Pedroncelli Red Wine Blend Sonoma Classico


  • Small lots were chosen in order to bring site specific qualities into focus within the blend; fresh black pepper and berry aspects combined with the herbaceous and plum characteristics reflects these varietals as grown in Dry Creek Valley.
  • Excellent quality and high intensity of aromas and bright acids are a result.

Varietal Composition: A proprietary blend of Merlot, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Syrah

Elaboration: The grapes were harvested, depending on varietal, over the month of September following a wet spring and perfect growing conditions during the summer. Barrel aging took place over 10 months in new and seasoned American oak barrels with 25% new oak. Working toward an approachable style, the time in oak softens the wine and adds complex layers to the finished product. The oak influence is nuanced and a supporting player because of the judicious use of new oak blended with neutral barrels.

Tasting Notes: From the fruit forward aromas to the lingering flavors, Sonoma Classico brings the characteristics of each varietal into focus: blueberry, elderberry, warm baking spice and hints of toasted oak. A full bodied blend, there is an underlying structure of medium tannins bringing balance along with oak notes and spice on the finish.




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. The eldest, John, became winemaker in 1948 followed by the younger son, Jim in 1955, as sales director. In 1963 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 the sales base including national sales and export. The third generation came on board and vineyard replanting in the 1990s to the 21st century refining their focus to restaurants and casual dining/meet-up wine bars and independent wine shops across the nation. 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, they are still family owned and operated. It all adds up to tradition, heritage and a family of wines you can enjoy with confidence.