A brisk, brusque, tannic wine whose rusticity calls for easy fare, like backyard barbecue or even fast-food burgers. It’s dry and full-bodied, a country-style blend with deep flavors of blackberries and tobacco. The price is fair.
So what’s this California winery doing in Oregon? Making a nice little Pinot Noir for the masses. Connoisseurs will find it simple, but give Parducci a break. This is a good introduction to Pinot at a price everyone can afford.