Parducci Wines is an American story of an immigrant family from Tuscany, Italy, making their hard work pay off in establishing vineyards, land and wines into a family business they could hand down, generation through generation. Little did they know then, they had started their old world culture in a wine growing region that would become legendary. Now, Parducci’s wines are part of that legendary region and deep rooted in family tradition just as their vineyards are with the land.
If you’ve never tried Parducci Wines, I suggest you do so. They have an extensive line from small lot wines to high end library wines, to everyday table wines. All delicious and all done with “Parducci Style”. One of their newest lines is “True Grit” wines – dedicated to the hard work and deep roots that the Parducci family knows so well and a little John Wayne tribute on the side!
PARDUCCI WINES TRUE GRIT PETITE SIRAH RESERVE 2012
This inky purple wine, in color, is strikingly beautiful. A nose of cassis and black cherry with hints of leather; making you want to sit down in a big, puffy leather arm chair while sipping on a glass. The wine opens on the palate big with dark berries, cocoa and dirt. The wine finishes long and has big, chewy tannins on it. This True Grit Petite Sirah is a must with a fatty steak. The acidity is light and balanced and the finish smooth. Excellent with food. Needs to open up a bit if drinking on its own. A very masculine wine, as the name would imply. FOUR BOTTLE RATING
PARDUCCI WINES TRUE GRIT CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE 2012
A marvelous Cabernet! Dark, garnet red with a nose of wet cedar, blackberry pie and an old leather baseball glove. On the palate the wine is juicy and lush. Full of blackberry jam, cassis and stale cigars. (This is a good thing!) A surprisingly light tannic structure for a Cabernet Sauvignon and a full, almost “creamy” finish. Another masculine red, but with finesse and character. This Cabernet will take hold of you and have you wanting more. Would pair seamlessly with rare beef or a lightly smoked meat or cheese. Definitely John Wayne Approved! FIVE BOTTLE RATING
Get to Parducci Wines winery or shop via online at http://www.parducci.com and try their latest line of “True Grit” wines. They are outstanding and very affordable. If I were to pick one of the many famous quotes by Mr. John Wayne himself, it would be this:“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.”
** SAMPLES RECEIVED COURTESY OF PARDUCCI WINES AND BALZAC COMMUNICATIONS **