Hang on for a fun ride!
A blend of 91% Petite Sirah, 8% Syrah and 1% Grenache from Mendocino County, North Coast, California. The wine is aged in 43% new American oak and 57% seasoned American and French oak.
SRP of $22 and available for as low as $16. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
Petite Sirah, an American original: big and bold, with plenty of heart. Dark, peppery with intense flavor, and a little rough around the edges. Brash when young, but worth waiting for -- it mellows with age. We've been making Petite Sirah since the 1940s. This one is special.
The immigrant farmers who planted grapevines here in the 1800s arrived full of hope and optimism. Their special piece of heaven on earth lay just over the next ridge, in Mendocino County. Their vineyards, their determination, patience and vision...their True Grit.
Petite Sirah is and has always been one of my go to California value varieties. With big rich flavors and a low price tag it's hard to beat the QPR (Quality-to-Price-Ratio) that many of these wines present.
And while today's wine is priced a bit higher than our normal sweet spot for this variety, all it takes is just one sniff of the 2012 Parducci True Grit Reserve Mendocino Petite Sirah to know you're in for a fun ride.
The nose opens with aromas of grape jam, lots of blackberry, a little spice and touches of caramel, mint and vanilla. The fun ride continues in the mouth with loads of big, rich, savory fruit in this full-bodied wine. Touches of spice and oak lead into the dry, tart and quite long finish. A fun ride for sure!
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