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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Amazon's Top 50 Wines of 2015 list includes three varietals from Parducci Wine Cellars: PWC Small Lot Blend merlot, PWC Small Lot Blend cabernet sauvignon, and PWC Small Lot Blend sauvignon blanc.
Amazon describes Parducci Small Lot Blend 2012 North Coast merlot as bursting with “rich flavors of black cherries and plums followed by a tea leaf spiciness, [which adds] savor and zest.” Amazon reviewers also describe it as "a nice wine (at an even better price) that will make an excellent Christmas gift."
Amazon agrees with Parducci vineyard description of the Small Lot Blend 2012 cabernet sauvignon as coming “from Mendocino County’s inland vineyards, a microclimate that imparts rich flavors of currant, plum, and vanilla…we select individually vinified small lots of premium varietal cabernet sauvignon grapes to blend a wine of deep, complex character and balanced flavors.”
Parducci makes the list one more time with their 2014 Small Lot Blend Sauvignon Blanc, which Amazon agrees is “ever-popular [and] a bright, refreshing wine with tropical fruit aromas and juicy citrus-melon flavors."
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