Pedroncelli Friends Red Wine 2019, 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. The vintage experienced a very good growing season with cooler night temperatures during harvest which allowed the grapes to mature at slower pace, accumulating flavors and retaining acidity. 2019 is a very flavorful vintage with great aromas and flavors as a result. Tasting notes: From the fruity aromas to the lingering finish, our Friends Red showcases the best of the blend. Spiced aromas of blackberry and cherry. Rich flavors of red cherries, black plum and light toasted oak accents. It is a medium-bodied harmonious wine with a round fruity finish and smooth tannins. Made in a ready to drink style-no aging required. The blend: A singular combination of Merlot, Zinfandel and Sangiovese. Oak: Aged for 10 months in small American oak barrels, 25% new oak. This amount of time al lows the wine to take on some complexity from the oak but not too much – this is an approach able wine with smoothness from start to finish.