Photo post: California Zinfandel…just can’t say no

pedroncelliThere are certain wines, and wines from specific regions, that I simply can’t resist.

In this case, it’s a region: California.

More specifically: Sonoma County.

Even more specifically: Dry Creek Valley.

I bought this wine not because I know it to be incredible. The reviews for it on CellarTracker suggest it is good, but not a masterpiece. But Dry Creek is one of those areas where you can still stumble upon a winner you’d never heard of before.

So as I was impulse-shopping on my lunch break, the prospect of this being a winner was too good to pass up.

As you drive down Dry Creek Road between Healdsburg and Cloverdale, you have about as much chance of missing some vineyards if you happen to blink while you are passing by their driveways. I recall making multiple passes down that road to find some wineries. Over and over. And over.

And so this: Pedroncelli Bushnell Vineyard Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2011.

Now let’s hope it’s a winner.

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2 thoughts on “Photo post: California Zinfandel…just can’t say no

  1. I love Dry Creek Valley as well! After visiting the region in 2009 I have been drawn back to it ever since (I also had to make a specific visit to the Raymond Burr vineyard simply because of the Vancouver connection). I’m not a zinfandel nut either, but I had a bit of a craving when I spotted this bottle. The shop also carries Pedroncelli’s cabernet and a couple other things. Would be great to find a few other DCV wines in the UK.

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