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Parducci

USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Parducci, True Grit, Reserve, Mendocino, California, 2012

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Red blend of 80% cabernet sauvignon, 15% merlot, and 5% syrah. N/ Dusty plums, boysenberries, rhubarb, paprika, redwood sawdust, and slate. T/ Medium mouthfeel. She starts with a tart pucker leading to clean lines of black fruits, ripe cranberry, and red berries. Nice mineral notes, light tobacco flavors, and some sandy tannins close her out. […]

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USA, Chardonnay, Parducci, Mendocino County, California, 2009

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N / Unmistakeable California-signature chardonnay aromas, but with a tad more “butter restraint” than is the norm of late. Still plenty there, for the fans. Hints of nice river rocks sneak in under the butterscotch blanket. T / Medium-full mouthfeel. Thick, coating, tropicals and light honeysuckle. Well-integrated acid, especially in light of the affordability here […]

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