Gabe's View gives a great review of Parducci 2009 Small Lot Blend Pinot Noir, noting that it is 100% Pinot Noir, and that all utilized fruit is sustainable.
The article's tasting notes: "Earth, cherry, toast and rose petal aromas fill the deep nose of this 2009 Pinot Noir. The palate on this wine is gentle and layered with red fruits; cherry and strawberry are both of note. Chicory and spice emerge on the finish which has good length. This wine has soft, pliable tannins and firm acidity. This is a fine Pinot to sip on its own or better yet pair with a meal."
Gabe's View continues: "This would be an excellent wine to consider a case purchase of as a house wine. Parducci routinely turns out very good value wines that are emblematic of their Mendocino origins. This Pinot Noir is another in that line."
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Martha Stewart Living makes the case for Parducci Pinot Noir as a budget friendly, convenient, and smart buy by the dozen for the holiday season.
Martha Stewart Living notes: "Parducci Pinot Noir ... this fresh red is versatile and amenable to all sorts of holiday foods and moods, and the price is extremely kind to the bottom line."
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Parducci Wine Cellars is proud to announce our peer-selected win of the Green Chamber 2011 Business Sustainbility Award. The Green Chamber of Commerce notes that "Parducci’s family-owned and operated company is creating a model of quality and environmental sustainability for other wineries to follow."
Bravo, Parducci Wine Cellars!
Travel writer Stefani Jackenthal ranks Mendocino, California, as number two of the "10 Best Wine Regions You've Never Heard Of" on the Fox News travel blog, noting, "True to Mendocino’s reputation as a green winery region, Parducci Wine Cellars was the first 'carbon neutral winery' in the country."
Also mentioned are Parducci Wine Cellars' "red–tile roofed tasting room" and "Gold–medal winning Chardonnay and True Grit Petite Sirah."
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A recent SFGate article discusses methods of dealing with winery wastewater, and spotlights Parducci's water recycling wetlands as an example of an environmentally-freindly and economical solution.
SF Gate reports: '"We recycle 100 percent of the water that comes through the winery," says Tim Thornhill, a partner in Parducci winery in Mendocino, who built a wetland for treating his water. "And we do it with 20 percent of the energy you would normally use."'
"Parducci's pond water has a BOD of zero and dissolved oxygen of 5 to 8 parts per million; the minimum requirement for dissolved oxygen in irrigation water is 1 part per million."
'"It's like I'm making water," he says, "which is better than making money because I can't always buy water even if I have the money."'
"He starts his system by being smarter in the winery. Winery workers use brooms and shovels to pick up the bulk of the debris. It saves water and keeps winemaking solids out of the waste. Thornhill also takes the first runoff from barrel-cleaning, a purple concentrate rich with sugars, and puts it on his compost pile."
'"It increases the speed on the compost," he says, "and keeps it out of the wastewater."'
'"I took inspiration from one of the greatest filters in the world," he says, "the Everglades. It's like a labyrinth; water comes in on one end and leaves out the other, and along the way it goes through channels with grasses and organisms that do the actual filtering."'
"The new wetlands, which occupies about one-quarter of an acre, has transformed what used to be a typically ugly pond into a community park and wildlife magnet."
'"It's the No. 1 attraction on the tour," Thornhill says."
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In a recent article on California winery wastewater, Derrick Schneider of SFGate.com interviews Parducci's Tim Thornhill to learn how the winery recycles 100 percent of the water that comes through it. "It's like I'm making water," he says, "which is better than making money because I can't always buy water even if I have the money."
Thornhill says he "took inspiration from one of the greatest filters in the world...the Everglades. It's like a labyrinth; water comes in on one end and leaves out the other, and along the way it goes through channels with grasses and organisms that do the actual filtering."
Schneider notes that the new wetlands have "transformed what used to be a typically ugly pond into a community park and wildlife magnet," and quotes Thornhill as saying, "It's the No. 1 attraction on the tour."
The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) recognized Parducci Wine Cellars as America's Greenest Winery today. An article on PRWeb reports that Harry Bartel, Chairman of the Sustainable Winegrowing judging committee, said, "We are most impressed with Parducci’s strong commitment to the environment. Using certified sustainable winegrowing practices, 100% green energy, recycling 100% of its waste water, and being carbon neutral, Parducci sets a high standard for itself and the winegrowing industry. It’s a pleasure to recognize America’s greenest winery with BRIT’s International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing."
Bravo, Parducci Wine Cellars!!!
Beau's Barrel Room blog has two words for Parducci's 2009 chardonnay: "damn tasty."
In a recent blog post, Beau states, "This isn't a typical California golden-colored chardonnay. I was reminded of a 2008 Burgundy, in the best of ways. Simply put, the color was lovely to behold."
Beau gives the 2009 Parducci chardonnay a Strong Buy recommendation: "No heavy handed oak or malolactic treatment, just a balanced, delicious bottle of wine at a ridiculously good price."
Beau's Barrel Room praises the Parducci 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, noting that "Lovely aromas of fresh cut flowers and lemongrass with a burst of ripe pineapple create a very pleasing bouquet. Sweetness comes from a summer melon aroma, comparable to a freshly sliced honeydew."
Beau's article continues: “Parducci shows that California does produce affordable, delicious, and most importantly, balanced versions from the varietal. I'm really digging this wine ... a STRONG BUY recommendation from me. At around $11 a bottle, it's one of the better sauvignon blancs I've tasted in this price category.”
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