As a tribute to our founders, we are pleased to introduce a wine that commemorates the 75th
anniversary of Pellegrini Family Vineyards. With the first winery bonded in 1933, the company’s
history spans four generations, and traces its evolution from being a grape and wine merchant house to producer of estate-bottled Sonoma County wines.
Milestone was conceived by selecting special lots of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Verdot, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc to form a mosaic that would be defined by its depth of color, richness, complexity, and supple texture. With Merlot as the dominant variety, it is a stylistic nod to the wines we admire from Pomerol and St. Emilion, yet Milestone’s character is clearly the provenance of three vineyards located in the Russian River, Alexander, and Sonoma valleys.
The five components of this blend were produced by traditional artisan winemaking methods that include fermentation in open top stainless steel vats, with frequent hand punch downs. The wines were aged separately in new and one-year-old barrels for a year. Then the final blend was assembled and aged for an additional eight months before being bottled in August 2007. The first samples are flying into Texas today! Cheers - ALI