Pedroncelli Friends Red Wine 2018, Sonoma County, California

“All sourced within Sonoma County, we searched for the highest quality fruit. The combined vineyards put all the best into your glass from our friendly neighborhood vineyards. From a good growing season with enough rain which paced ripening. Normal crop yields with high concentration of aromas and fruit flavor. Softer acids and balanced tannins are the result. From the fruity aromas to the lingering finish, our friend red showcases the aromas blueberry and warm spice with the flavors of ripe berries, red plum, hints of vanilla and black pepper spice. It is a mellow, harmonious wine with a spicy finish and soft smooth tannins.” from the Winery. A singular combination of Merlot, Zinfandel, and Syrah. Aged for 11 months in small American oak barrels, 30% new oak. This amount of time allows the wine to take on some complexity from the oak but not too much – this is an approachable wine with smoothness from start to finish.