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.
The June issue of Wine Spectator names the 2012 Small Lot Blend Zinfandel as one of their "Top Value Zinfandels."
Zinfandel is known as a bright, flexible red that pairs well with summer BBQ meats, autumn harvest offerings, and winter holiday meals, while also being a great Special Occasion choice for events such as Valentine's Day. Ours offers lovely flavors of fresh blackberry and sweet cherry fruit with complexities of coffee, cocoa, and black pepper.
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Wine & Spirits writes: "Blended with a bit of grenache and syrah, this petite gives a lot of sunny California fruit flavor for the price. It's neither overtly sweet nor impenetrably inky, offering a black-raspberry tang and spicy pine and licorice aromas woven into its chewy tannins. Inexpensive as it is, you might consider decanting it. Try it with lamb burgers."
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The 2014 Parducci Small Lot Blend Chardonnay was by Wine Enthusiast 90 Points and "Best Buy." This marks the fifth vintage out of the the past seven Parducci Small Lot Blend Chardonnays to garner the coveted "Best Buy" listing.
Honoring the rich heritage of the Chardonnay grape, we select individually-vinified small lots of this premium varietal to blend a wine of bold, lively character and balanced flavors.
100% grown in Mendocino County and fermented in a combination of 30% new French oak and 70% stainless steel, the 2014 Parducci Small Lot Blend Chardonnay displays quintessential Mendocino flavors of Asian pear, wildflower honey and crisp apple with a creamy vanilla-caramel finish.
Golden and well-rounded, it pairs fantastically with creamy risotto, grilled salmon, or a light salad.
Wine Enthusiast gave 88 points to Parducci 2013 Small Lot Blend Cabernet Sauvignon, and listed the wine as a Best Buy.
Honoring the rich heritage of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape, Parducci selects individually-vinified small lots of premium varietal Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to blend a wine of deep, complex character and balanced flavors.
The 2013 Parducci Small Lot Blend Cabernet Sauvignon was grown in Mendocino County’s inland vineyards, a microclimate that imparts rich flavors of currant, plum, and vanilla. Enjoy this dry red wine with grilled red meat, pepper-crusted ahi tuna, roasted lamb with vegetables and full flavored cheeses.
Parducci Reserve Brut is a sparkling wine crafted in the méthode champenoise. This winemaking style is associated with the famed bubbly wines of the Champagne region in France in which the cuvee is subject to a secondary fermentation in the bottle: the process responsible for the wine’s distinctive bubbles and creamy nuances.
Parducci honors this heritage with a classic champagne varietal blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes sourced from Potter Valley, a Mendocino County appellation that’s a short twenty-minute drive northeast of the Parducci estate. Hot days followed by cool nights make this microclimate especially suitable for the complex, full expression of both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
While sparkling wine is often associated with formal get-togethers and certain romantic holidays (hey-o weddings, New Years, and Valentine’s Day!), bubbly should not be overlooked for more everyday occasions. Think of sparkling wine as a welcome twinkle in the eye. A bottle chilled just so adds charm and an extra sense of festivity to a low-key gathering, and its food pairing versatility cannot be overstated.
Parducci RESERVE Brut is a dry style of sparkling wine that comes alive in the glass with crisp fruit flavors—green apple, grapefruit, and pineapple—and a honeyed rose and cream finish. Here Parducci staff shares some of their favorite pairings to get your own kitchen inspiration going.
"I live in Redwood Valley and there is this delicious, down home, take and bake pizza place, Pizza Etc! It's a local's favorite. All the pizzas have a local name twist to them and the owner loves to tell you the history behind the names. I paired our Brut with the Boontling (named after Boonville's secret language) on National Pizza Day. I'm drooling even thinking about it. To sum it up Pizza and Brut. Easy way to class up an easy dinner night!"
- Angelica M., Wine Club Coordinator
"Chocolate-covered strawberries are always classic."
- Heather H., Direct to Consumer Director
"Brie and apricots! Here is a very cool, unique recipe... delish!"
- Quinn P., Financial & Administrative Specialist
"Anything that's deep fried or salty i.e. fish 'n' chips or fried chicken. And of course smoked salmon!"
- Quinn P.
"We always have the Brut when we have oysters or crab, but really, the Brut pairs beautifully with Wednesday, unless it happens to be another day of the week…. That works, too."
- Dalice, Tasting Room Associate
What are your Parducci RESERVE Brut favorite food pairings? Share yours in the comments below!
50 States of Wine reviews the family of True Grit RESERVE wines, and gushes accordingly: "Fantastic collection of wines that taste above their price - add in everything that goes on beyond the scenes in terms of sustainability and history, and these show their colors as palate-pleasing wines."
50 States of Wine's tasting notes: "True Grit Reserve Red Mendocino County 2012: Syrah, Zinfandel, and Petite Sirah blend; ruby red color; bright red berry, cherry soda, and plum aromas; red plum, dark cherry, and toast flavors; nicely balanced; smooth mouthfeel into a slightly tannic finish; cork closure. Paired with a coffee crusted steak and potatoes au gratin, fantastic."
"True Grit Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Mendocino County 2013: deep dark purple with ruby edges; plum, earth and cherry aromas; dark cherry, black currant, oregano flavors with a spicy finish; super smooth mouthfeel, beautiful balance; cork closure. Paired with a pizza dinner, stood up wonderfully to pepperoni, Italian sausage and giardiniera."
"True Grit Mendocino County Reserve Chardonnay 2013: beautiful golden yellow color; aromas of white flowers, Asian pear and lemon; subtle honeydew and muskmelon flavors lead into a nutty finish; medium, velvety body; cork closure."
"True Grit Mendocino Reserve Petite Sirah 2013: deep opaque purple with ruby edges; dark fruit, toast and tar aromas; prune, tart red berry, earth and cassis flavors; smooth body, acid backbone, and a tannic finish make this a pleasure to drink now, but should improve with some cellar time; cork closure. Any bottle that comes with a tag that exhorts 'Decant Me' is likely one I'm going to enjoy, and this was no exception."
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Wine Oh.tv lists the 2011 Parducci Coro Mendocino as a "Must-Try" Zinfandel Wine Blend: "The concept of CORO Mendocino is simple: make Zinfandel-based blends using an approved list of varietals that are grown in Mendocino county and make them taste great. Put them all in the same kind of bottle, with the same label and same packaging. It started as a conversation between longtime friends and winemakers in Mendocino’s Ukiah Valley and grew into a movement."
Wine Oh.tv notes that the 2011 Parducci Coro Mendocino "really smells like [a] Zin, with jammy fruit and generous peppery spice. Appealing from start to finish, it has good structure, energetic flavors good acid and a smooth mid-palate. It fires on all cylinders."
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Sweet Greens.com swoons over Parducci 2008 Pinot Noir and 2008 Chardonnay this November: "Both of these wines would be a wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving dinner...Your guests will be delighted and excited."
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Sweet Greens.com continues: "As always Parducci is locally owned and operated with all of their grapes coming from sustainable family farms. Parducci is 100% green powered (it is the 1st U.S. carbon neutral winery) and all of their wines come in Earth friendly packaging...Parducci wine is affordable and delicious, these wines would also make fabulous holiday and hostess gifts."
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