By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: http://pedroncelli.com/
Many wine lovers appreciate a good port-style (or fortified) wine with dessert or to simply lightly sip on with a cigar or pipe. This 2005 port-style wine from Pedroncelli offers a great deal of complexity at a price that won’t break the bank.
- Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
- Aging: 48 months
- Alcohol: 19%
- Acidity: .555g/100ml
- pH: 3.74
- Residual sugar: 9.8%
- Bottled in 500ml glass.
Nose: Cigar-laced black raspberry, dark chocolate, tar, plum sauce, bubble-gum and a hint of strawberry.
Taste: A very smooth port with beautiful flavors of black raspberry, black plums, peppercorns, dark chocolate and layers of pipe tobacco with road tar. Really good mid palate and a linger finish that hangs around longer than that annoying neighbor that doesn’t know when to leave.