by Fred McMillin
for May 8, 1997

A Pretty Pink for Mother's Day

My late mother had only a casual interest in wine. But she would enjoy a glass on special occasions, such as her birthday or Mother's Day. It should be a pretty pink, not too tart, with raspberry-strawberry type flavors. If you know a mother with similar tastes, here's her wine.

1996 Zinfandel Rose (roh-zay), Sonoma County
Pedroncelli Winery
Geyservilie, CA
Contact—Julie Pedroncelli St. John, (800)836-3894
$6

Category: Recommended for all pink wine fans

Postscript: There are over 21 million acres of vineyards on our planet. Taking their produce are thousands and thousands of wineries. of all of those, which winery has made a pink Zinfandel the longest? Answer: the world record is nearly 40 years, held by none other than the Pedroncelli family.


About the Writer

Fred McMillin, a veteran wine writer, has taught wine history for 30 years on three continents. He currently teaches wine courses at San Francisco State and San Francisco City College and is Northern California Editor for American Wine on the Web. In 1995, the Academy of Wine Communications honored Fred with one of only 22 Certificates of Commendation awarded to American wine writers.


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