Pellegrini Family Vineyards Mixed Case

by Wootbot

I don’t see what all the fuss is about.

This mineral water doesn’t taste quite right.

Stacy, you’re not gonna believe this. I got fired. AGAIN! THIS time they fired me over my mineral water.

“What? What the hell happened? They can’t do that, can they?”

No way! Don’t worry, I’ve already called a lawyer.

“Well what happened?”

I was sitting at my desk, enjoying some delicious mineral water, as I’m want to do, when that twit Murphy comes over and says something about ‘if I’m not even gonna try to hide it he has no choice.’ The nerve of that guy!

“They wanted you to hide your mineral water?”

Yeah! Can you believe it?

“What kind of mineral water were you drinking?”

Pellegrini!

“Pelle…grini? With an ‘I?’”

Of course! I picked up a Pellegrini Family Vineyards Mixed Case. Three bottles each of their North Coast Family Blend, 2009 Family Russian River Pinot Noir, 2009 Eight Cousins Zinfandel, and 2007 Cloverdale Ranch Merlot. I’ve gotta say, they’re the most delicious mineral water I’ve ever had. They have flavors like baked berries, loamy earth, rich chocolate, I swear each bottle’s better than the last.

“Steve, I think I see the problem.”

2009 Pellegrini Family Russian River Pinot Noir  

Analysis at Bottling:

For our first Pellegrini Family Vineyards Pinot Noir bottling on the nose we were drawn to the aromas of aged balsamic drizzled over fresh strawberries – with a hint of crushed black pepper. Each sip of this Russian River Pinot Noir is full of vibrant acidity, baked berries and subtle undertones of dark loamy earth.

 

Pellegrini North Coast Family Blend (non vintage)

Percentages are as follows:
 
  • Cloverdale Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley- 34.2%
  • Carignan, Redwood Valley, Mendocino- 33.8%
  • Zinfandel, Russian River- 18%
  • Malbec, Bennett Valley, Sonoma County- 7.8%
  • Petit Verdot, Bennett Valley, Sonoma County- 3.9%
  • Cloverdale Ranch Merlot, Alexander Valley - 1.4%
  • Cabernet Franc, Bennett Valley, Sonoma County- 0.8%
This wine is a vibrant and deeply colored black cherry red.  The nose exhibits an abundance of red fruit characters layered beneath, fall spices and lightly toasted oak.  The palate is richly textured with fine tannins for structure and weight.  There are hints of cabernet like currant flavors, ripe strawberries and a long finish reminiscent of cherry pie.
 
 
2007 Cloverdale Ranch Merlot
 
Analysis At Harvest:
 

Analysis At Bottling: 

The 2007 vintage of our Cloverdale Ranch Merlot displays the character of the vintage – from the bright cherry fruit on the nose to the rich chocolate notes in the finish. There is a firm, tannic backbone which will carry the wine well through the next five-to-eight years.

 

2009 Pellegrini Eight Cousins  Zinfandel

Analysis At Harvest:

Analysis At Bottling:

The wine shows classic Russian River Valley traits. Deep, dark fruit aromas are accented by flavors of blackberry and spice. It has a smooth texture that is rich and inviting, full body, and a lingering finish.

Rules and restrictions:

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