93 points

Parducci 2004 True Grit Petite Sirah (Mendocino)

Parducci’s ’03 True Grit was a sensation. The ’04 is a worthy successor. Dry, tannic and amazingly rich, it floods the mouth with blackberry, cherry, currant, leather, coffee, carob and peppery spice flavors that go on and on in the finish. Like any great young Petite Sirah, it will age for many years.

 — S.H.   Published 4/1/2008
92 points

Parducci 2003 True Grit Petite Sirah (Mendocino)

Parducci is proud of their history with Petite Sirah. The name “True Grit” seems to suggest their own stick-to-itiveness, and the wine’s gutsy personality. It shows massive cherry, blackberry, plum, cocoa, tobacco, balsamic, soy, coffee and Asian spice flavors, and will probably age forever. Good now with grilled meats.

 — S.H.   Published 3/1/2007
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91 points

Parducci 2013 True Grit Reserve Chardonnay (Mendocino County)

Enticing aromas like baking spices and a vivid mix of fruit and spice flavors are carried along beautifully by lively acidity matched with luxurious body. This tastes subtly and attractively oaky and has considerable complexity and length.

 — J.G.   Published 11/1/2015
90 points

Parducci 2006 Petite Sirah (Mendocino County)

This is classic Parducci Petite Sirah, a near-perfect example of the variety. Dry and robust, yet smooth, it has complex flavors of wild blackberries, blueberries, molasses, dark chocolate, bacon and peppery spices. With beautiful balance, it’s a great value.

 — S.H.   Published 11/1/2009
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90 points

Parducci 2006 True Grit Petite Sirah (Mendocino)

This bottling from veteran producer Parducci is consistently one of the best Petite Sirahs in California. The 2006 perhaps lacks the concentration of ’03 and ’04, and is more like the elegant 2005. It shows a classic red -wine structure, with tannin-inspired flavors of blackberries, currants, tobacco, sandalwood and…

 — S.H.   Published 12/15/2009
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89 points

Parducci 2013 Small Lot Blend Chardonnay (Mendocino County)

This nicely balanced wine was made partly in barrels and partly in stainless steel. It smells like vanilla, cream and chamomile, and tastes as crisp and juicy as fresh-cut apples. Layers of flavor unfold with each successive sip, resembling nutmeg, pear and fig. The texture stays smooth and rich but with lively…

 — J.G.   Published 9/1/2015
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89 points

Parducci 2005 True Grit Petite Sirah (Mendocino)

Tastes young, dry, jammy, acidic, and tannicly immature now, far more aloof than the 2004. Unless you like this kind of assertive wine, it’s best to stash it away. But it should age well for many years, with its lush berry flavors and overall balance. Best after 2011 and for long after.

 — S.H.   Published 12/1/2008
89 points

Parducci 1999 Merlot (Mendocino)

Simply delicious, in that fleshy, supple way Merlot was meant to be ripe, mellow and soft. A delightful aroma of berries and smoke leads to mingled flavors of blackberries, chocolate and clove. There’s a delicacy of body that complements the upfront flavors of this value wine. Best Buy. —S.H.

 — S.H.   Published 5/1/2002
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