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Pezzi King Vineyards

Pezzi King Vineyards James P. Rowe, Sr., is passionate about his Italian heritage. His love of agriculture is rooted in the time spent as a child at his grandfather's Central Valley ranches, while his family ties are expressed in the name he and his late wife Jane gave their vineyard: Pezzi King combines the names of Jim's and Jane's mothers, respectively. The Rowes established Pezzi King Vineyards in 1993, when Jim discovered a beautiful vineyard nestled in the hills of Dry Creek Valley during a weekend visit from San Francisco. Aware of the vineyard's superior terroir and captivated by the site's natural beauty, he purchased the 137-acre estate and undertook its beautiful transformation into one of the leading producers of Zinfandel in the acclaimed Dry Creek Valley appellation. The first step was restoring the vineyard to its natural, unspoiled potential: Jim Rowe, Sr. immediately eliminated all use of chemicals and implemented all-natural farming techniques. His commitment to quality extended to the winery, as well, which they completely renovated with state-of-the-art equipment. Today, Jim Rowe, Sr. and his wife, Cynthia, run the winery as a collaborative enterprise. Cynthia Rowe is involved with business planning and strategy for Pezzi King Vineyards. Jim Rowe, Sr. states his mission for Pezzi King Vineyards directly: "I wanted wines that would be considered among the best in the world. To accomplish this, I had to start with an excellent piece of land and add the right mix of talent and hard work. We're doing that at Pezzi King and we'll continue to strive for and achieve excellence in everything we do." Currently in 2004, Pezzi King Vineyards has won 4 Gold and 11 Silver medals in wine competitions and is among one of the highest rated Zinfandel in the world.


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241 Center Street, Healdsburg, CA, US, 95448 Email:
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  1999 Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley, Estate Bottled
This vintage of the Pezzi King Estate Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a long, cool growing season. The fruit, which remained in excellent condition up until harvest, was picked by individual vineyard block to ensure quality. 70% of the fruit received extended maceration. The wine was aged in French and American oak barrels, gently fined with egg whites, and lightly filtered. Toasted oak, vanilla, red cherry and anise predominate in the bouquet. Ripe fruit carries through in the mouth feel along with a coating of soft tannins that caress the palate. This wine has a full-bodied, lengthy finish. 4,326 cases produced. 2003 GOLD MEDAL WINNER! - 2003 Sonoma County Harvest Fair
  2000 Merlot, Sonoma County, Susie's Reserve
Plush mountainside fruit grown in volcanic soils produces this concentrated and distinguished wine. Full exposure to direct sunlight in the vineyards intensifies color, flavor and potential for aging. This is a well rounded wine with spicy black pepper aromas and flavors of blackberry, coffee and plum Pairs beautifully with pepper steak!
  2001 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
This 2001 Pezzi King Pinot Noir has Strawberry, lavender and musk in the nose. Hints of clove, cinnamon and tobacco. Brilliant clarity. Bing cherry and pomegranate fruit in the mouth. Strawberry sorbet feel. Drying finish mouth wants for food. 100% Pinot Noir
  2001 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley
Black garnet color with brilliant clarity. A warm red fruit, pepper, slight oakiness with vanilla under tones dominate the bouquet. In its youth the mouthfeel leans more tannic than generously fruity, but retains its raspberry and cherry composure with some aeration. Should be paired with sauce laden meats. Give it time and enjoy.
  Cabernet Sauvignon, Beignet's Blend
This precious wine is our 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon. For those of you dog lovers, this wine is sure to please! Beignet is a one year old Boxer who supervised the production of our wines last harvest. Her name comes from the city of New Orleans, which Pezzi King holds close to the heart.
  Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County
This beauty begins with potent blueberry and blackberry fruit, withhints of mint and eucalyptus mixed with background nuances of sweet oak in the bouquet. Soft mouthfeel combined with lively tannins and ripe red fruit, keep this wine lingering on your pallet for a soft, silky finish.
  Chardonnay, Russian River
Enticing bouquet of lemon blossom, creamy vanilla and delicate spice. Full bodied exhibiting honeyed mandarin, tropical fruit and notes of roasted hazelnuts on the palate. Balanced acidity and well defined. Serve with fresh linguini in a creamy artichoke sauce, chicken in a spicey ginger laden coconut sauce or baked halibut with fresh lemon and dill.
  Dry Creek Valley Syrah
Impressive plum colored Dry Creek Valley Syrah. Aromas of smoke, sweet cherry, blackberry, espresso and dark chocolate. Ripe and concentrated on the palate, seamlessly integrated with a luxurius finish. Serve with roast lamb or grilled duck.
  Late Harvest Zinfandel
Deep, dark, exotic, jewel toned, rich and opulent. Specially selected zinfandel blocks from the Pezzi King Estate Vineyard were allowed to ripen to perfection and painstakingly fermented to retain the intense aromas of black raspberry, ripe cherry and cassis. Rich and hedonistic on the palate. Extremely limited production. Quintessentially decadent dessert served with dark chocolate and fresh raspberries.
  Muscat Canelli
This sweet late harvest wine has a strong floral nose, with powerful rose and gardenia. Though not as sweet as most desert wines, it characterizes a beautiful blend of light a summer wine with the richness of old-fashioned sweets. Pairs well with strawberry shortcake and vanilla bean ice cream.
  Sauvignon Blanc, Jane's Reserve
This rich, fruit forward style of Sauvignon Blanc is very ripe and tropical with mixed fruit flavors of tangerine, lime and pineapple. The delicate finish on this amazing wine leaves you with a feeling of elegance.
  Sauvignon Blanc, North Coast
Honeysuckle, lemon blossom and a hint of kiwi on the nose while creamy vanilla and honeydew melon fill the palate. This bright, fruit forward, exquisitely balanced sauvignon blanc has a finish reminiscent of freshly baked lemon meringue. Delicious on its own or serve with your favorite salad or seafood dish.
  Syrah, Dry Creek Valley
The Taylor Vineyard, located on an extraordinary site in Dry Creek Valley has steep terraces with excellent exposure along with well-draining rocky soils that naturally limit the vines to low yields of the highest quality. Ruby-purple in color, this wine has a beautiful complex nose of black currant, sweet cherry and smoke. The fine balance and muscular texture are seductive on the palate with intense concentration and a ripe, powerful finish with great aging potential.
  Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley Old Vines
A classic Dry Creek Valley Old Vines Zinfandel, pepper and black raspberry on the nose. Big, ripe and expressive. Soft tannins, warm notes of caramel, melts in your mouth. The perfect wine to serve with barbecue spare ribs or calabreze sausage pizza.
  Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley Old Vines
A classic Dry Creek Valley Old Vines Zinfandel, pepper and black raspberry on the nose. Big, ripe and expressive. Soft tannins, warm notes of caramel, melts in your mouth. The perfect wine to serve with barbecue spare ribs or calabreze sausage pizza.
  Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley Reserve
A Show stopping powerhouse of a zinfandel. Produced in limited quantities, deep plum color, abundant black raspberry, chocolate, coffee and truffles inundate the palate. The grapes, harvested from a low yielding steep hillside block on the Pezzi King Estate vineyard, were transformed through a native yeast fermentation into a decadently rich, voluptuous wine. Each barrel was individually tasted and selected for this unique bottling. Pair with Roasted beef tenderloin smothered in a red pepper - goat cheese sauce, Blackbean stuffed chiles with chipotle cream sauce, Portobello mushrooms on soft polenta or as an accompaniment to a memorable sunset.
  Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, Estate Bottled
Dark ruby, almost black color with excellent clarity. Plum, sweet vanilla oak, white pepper, curry on the bouquet opens us into black fruits and cassis. Mouth-coating tannins, blackberry, chocolate fill the mouth, persisting for moments after the finish. This elegant beauty pairs well with spicy, smokey foods such as grilled steak, bbq ribs and aged Vermont cheddar.
  Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, Maple Vineyard
Another outstanding offering from the Maple Vineyard. Deep purple color, black raspberry, black pepper and smoke. A bouquet of blackberry jam, compelling mouthfeel and long, intense finish complete the package. Drink it over the next 5 to 7 years. Fantastic with grilled foods or after dinner with chocolate. There is nothing as decadent as a Maple Vineyard Zin served with chocolate and raspberries.
  Zinfandel, Mendocino County
This Zinfandel is redolent with varietal aromas and flavors of raspberry, blueberry and plum. This wine will marry well with a range of meats, fish and cheeses. For those of you desiring a Zinfandel on the softer side, this is a must!
  Zinfandel, Serracino Vineyard


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