119 runners, joggers, and walkers participated in the 4th annual Crush Rush 5K Benefit Run hosted by Parducci Wine Cellars. The event raised over $6,500 for Ukiah Unified School Gardens and Nutrition Programs.
"Many runners commented that it was one of the most beautiful courses they had run because they were running through the vineyards, around the water reclamation pond and among trees as opposed to running on concrete," said D'Selkie Ukiah Unified School Garden Program Coordinator.
The run took place midway through the harvest of Parducci Wine Cellars' estate vines. Jess Arnsteen, Parducci Farm and Garden Director, said, "We're very thankful for the generous contributions from our sponsors; without them this event wouldn't be possible. It's terrific to see how supportive our local businesses are of our children and community." The sponsors of this year's Crush Rush were Acme Rigging, Friedman's Home Improvement, Realty World - Selzer Realty, The Golden Pig, Savings Bank of Mendocino, Ukiah Natural Foods Co-Op, Schat's Bakery, and Thanksgiving Coffee.
The School Garden Program serves 8 schools from preschool to 8th grade in Ukiah, reaching 4,200 students. Rochelle Enzler, Director of Events, said, "We are so happy to support the Ukiah Unified School Garden Program and their mission to educate our youth on healthy diet, nutrition, and gardening."
"Parducci Wine Cellars is a wonderful community partner involved in our school garden program," said D'Selkie. "We are so fortunate to live in a place where people care enough to support children, school gardens, and local food."
1. Kianna Ruffin - 22:48
2. Meta Dunn - 23:21
3. Tiffany Edwards - 24:05
1. Leo Buc - 19:17
2. Tony Madrigal - 20:07
3. Jaime Martinez - 20:29
Under 10 Female
1. Emily Henebury
2. Magdalena Ramey
3. Jocelyn Torres
Under 10 Male
1. Felipe De Jesus Malfavon
2. Theodore Ramey
3. Samuel Ramey
11 – 14 Female
1. Kianna Ruffin
2. Elena Edwards
3. Emylia Ruffin
11 – 14 Male
15 – 19 Female
1. Krystina Ruffin
2. Emma Schueller
15 – 19 Male
1. Philip Henebury
20 – 29 Female
1. Layla Zuniga
2. Jennifer Freeman
3. Emillie Feenan
20 – 29 Male
1. Ruben Larios
2. Javier Marrero
30 – 39 Female
1. Meta Dunn
2. Tiffany Edwards
3. Gina Henebury
30 – 39 Male
1. Leo Buc
2. Chase Thornhill
3. Alejandro Larios
40 – 49 Female
1. Natalie Kristiansen
2. Jani Creel-Tollow
3. Jaci Spear
40 – 49 Male
1. Tony Madrigal
2. Jaime Martinez
3. Brian Brown
50 – 59 Female
1. Jan Tiedemann
2. Cheryl Rainville
3. Rebecca Ronco
50 – 59 Male
1. Patrick Hickey
2. Steve Hencz
60 – 69 Female
1. Nancy Morgan
2. Judy Carter
3. Coralee Hendrix
60 – 69 Male
1. Randy Esson
2. Joe Chavez
3. Thomas Gorton
1. Helen Tepas
2. Margery Sotomayor
3. Carleen Goeckel
1. Mike Bielenberg
2. Michael Heath
3. Jim Schee
Parducci True Grit Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah were both awarded GOLD medals at "the largest and most influential international wine competition in America, the San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC)."
"Now in its 37th year, the SFIWC maintains the highest level of integrity with a blind-tasting system performed by a highly experienced panel of internationally acclaimed wine experts."
"A SFIWC medal has been established as a reliable indication of wine excellence, and wines recognized as medal-worthy by our judges are universally understood to be among the very best."
Esteemed wine critic, Steve Heimoff, recently tasted True Grit Petite Sirah library wines that he first reviewed back in 2009... How have they been holding up? "I’m happy to say the wines continue to offer plenty of interest", said Steve.
"It’s almost a given that wine critics call Petite Sirah ageable. I nearly always did in my career, for a couple reasons. First, it’s really tannic in youth, but balanced, and secondly, I’ve been lucky enough to taste many old Petite Sirahs, so I have first-hand experience. A good one, from a good vintage, will last for decades, in the right cellar. And Parducci’s Petite Sirah is always good; at Wine Enthusiast, when these three wines were released, I gave the 2004 93 points, the 2005 89 points, and the 2006 I scored at 90 points. I’m happy to say the wines continue to offer plenty of interest."
"2006: The wine was $30 on release, a lot for a Peite Sirah, but it was quite good. I called it “consistently one of the best in California” and gave it 90 points. It was tasty when I reviewed it in 2009, and now, eight years later, it still is, although it’s showing its age. The fresh fruits—blackberries, currants—are drying out and turning savory and leathery, and there’s a soft, dark chocolate unctuousness, but the spices are still there, and so are the tannins. It’s a very nice wine to drink now, elegant and complex. I would keep the score at 90 points."
"2005: When the wine was first released, I called it “young, dry, jammy, acidic and tannicly immature,” a rather “aloof” wine. Now, at the age of 12 years, it’s really blossomed. The tannins are resolved, although still firm, and the primary blackberry-cherry and cocoa nib flavors are evolving into secondary status: dried fruits and currants, with those mushroom, leather and bacon notes that mark more mature bottles of the variety. The wine now has a softness that makes it round and supple. Lovely to drink now, and will last for another ten years, at least. Score: 91 points."
Steve Heimoff's blog - www.steveheimoff.com
These esteemed library wines have been meticulously cared for in our temperature controlled cellar, and are available in limited quantities. SHOP NOW
Raving Review of Parducci Small Lot Pinot Noir From TheKitchn.com, Named One of The "5 Wines You Should Be Buying on Amazon This Summer"
"Summer is as laid-back of a season as they come, which means shopping for provisions for all your pool, beach, picnic, and barbecue needs should hardly be a fuss. Enter: wine from Amazon. If there's ever a time to order wine online, it's now, when you have your feet in the sand, lounging until the sun sets.
We scoured the site for five summery bottles, be it bubbles, white, rosé, or red. Bonus: None of them will cost you more than $15. All that's left for you to do is to place an order — and be there when the shipment gets delivered."
"This California Pinot Noir is medium-bodied with lots of juicy berry notes. It makes the ideal counterpart to grilled meat — chicken, steak, sausages, and burgers — as well as grilled salmon. Chill it slightly and you won't even realize you're drinking a red in the middle of the summer." $15 - TheKitchn.com
Parducci Ham - slowly roasted with onions and a honey mustard glaze.
Risotto Cake - fresh seasonal vegetables and parmesan cheese (vegetarian option).
Chef Nicholas' German Style Potato Salad - red onion, celery, and hard boiled egg.
"First of Summer" Marinated Vegetables - red wine vinegar, olive oil, and garlic.
Mixed Green Salad - balsamic herb vinaigrette.
Cornbread - served with spiced honey butter.
Buttermilk biscuit, Parducci Ham, whole grain mustard, pickled red onions.
Wild plum & ginger galette.
"For our 7th Parducci Concert Series we are very proud to partner with the Mendocino College Culinary Arts Program on a fresh 'farm-to-table' menu prepared by Chef Nicholas Petti." said Rochelle Enzler, Parducci Wine Cellars Director of Hospitality and Events.
The produce will be donated from the Parducci Organic Farm and Garden, and 100% of the food sales will go to Chef Petti's program at the college. "We're always looking for ways to involve and benefit the local community, so we are elated to continue this partnership and can't wait for our guests to taste what these up and coming chefs have in store them!"
- Chef Nicholas Petti
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Parducci Wine Cellars' 48 hour Chardonnay Day Sale begins 12:01 AM P.S.T. 5/21/17 and expires 11:59 PM P.S.T. 5/22/17. Offer only applies to purchases of 2+ bottles of Chardonnay, made on www.parducci.com and may not be combined with other discounts or promotions. Other restrictions or exclusions may apply. Void where prohibited.
"Mendocino’s oldest winery still in production, Parducci Wine Cellars, celebrated its 85th anniversary with the release of 85—a special cuvée created in honor of John “Mr. Mendocino” Parducci.
Parducci's special release "85" bottling / Photo courtesy of Parducci Wine Cellars. Parducci was a champion of the region, and the first to label bottles with “Mendocino County.” The winery was founded by his father and uncle in 1932. Parducci took over head winemaking duties in the 1940s, building the family winery into a well-known brand over several decades. He was also among the first to emphasize varietal wines. He passed away in 2014.
The bottling, created by head winemaker Bob Swain, who is celebrating his 20th anniversary as Parducci’s winemaker, blends “heartland varietals of Mendocino County”—namely Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Verdot and Cabernet Franc."
"85" - A Tradition You Can Trust Will Be Delicious
May 12, 2017 (Ukiah, CA) – Parducci® Wine Cellars, Mendocino’s longest running winery, is celebrating its 85th anniversary with the release of 85, a special Cuvée honoring John Parducci, “Mr. Mendocino”.
85 showcases the heartland varietals of Mendocino County – Cabernet Sauvignon (69%), Merlot (18%), Petite Verdot (8%) and Cabernet Franc (5%). 85, to be released on May 12, 2017, is priced at $45 per bottle with the 241 cases produced available directly from the winery (/wines).
Crafted by renowned head winemaker Bob Swain, who is celebrating his 20th anniversary as Parducci’s winemaker, 85 represents the best of the 2015 Vintage. “In anticipation of our 85th Anniversary we selected some of our most prized fruit and crafted an exceptional blend that would make John Parducci proud”, enthuses Swain.
In celebration of their 85th anniversary Parducci Wine Cellars is also featuring a True Grit Petite Sirah varietal retrospective of the 2004, 2005 and 2006 vintages. These highly-regarded wines, stored perfectly in their cellars, will only be available for a short time via the tasting room and on the website.
“John Parducci was a huge lover of Petite Sirah and Bob has carried the torch and made some of the best not only in Mendocino County but in the state”, says Tim Thornhill, owner. “We’re honored to be able to open our cellars to our visitors, wine club members and Petite Sirah fans for this unique retrospective tasting opportunity of the 2004, 2005 and 2006 vintages.”
About Mendocino Wine Company: www.mendocinowineco.com
Mendocino Wine Company is owned and operated by the Thornhill family and based in Ukiah, California. The Thornhill family continues the tradition of making award-winning wines using sustainable wine growing and land use practices. MWC has created an example for how to leave the world a little better than we found it. In recognition of their leadership, the State of California three times (2007, 2009 & 2014) awarded Parducci® Wine Cellars with the Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA), California’s highest environmental honor.
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Wine Enthusiast named Parducci 2014 Small Lot Cabernet Sauvignon a BEST BUY, awarded an 89 POINT rating.
Jim Gordon, Contributing Editor at Wine Enthusiast, writes of the 2014 Parducci Small Lot Cabernet Sauvignon:
"Dry, well-balanced and not heavy-handed, this medium-bodied wine has a firm, lightly grippy texture and tasty fruit flavors. Cinnamon and nutmeg accents meld with just-ripe black cherry and black plum on the palate and echo into the finish."
89 POINTS, BEST BUY - Wine Enthusiast, published July 2017
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