Parducci California Pinot Noir 2011
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Under the leadership of Paul Dolan, former President of Fetzer Vineyards, Parducci are committed to socially responsible and environmentally sound agriculture and winemaking methods while working to enhance the quality, recognition and perception of Mendocino County Wines. The winery, the oldest in Mendocino, was certified as organic by CCOF in and all vineyards are either certified as or in transition to organic and biodynamic status. 150 acres practice Fish Friendly Farming whereby the use of pesticides and other controls which could be damaging to fish, are kept to an absolute minimum. Bob Swain, who has been Parducci's winemaker since 1997, continues at the winery, making the shift from conventional operations to organic farming and sustainable business practices. Says Paul Dolan "We are clear about what we want ; an environmentally and socially conscious winery making great wines from Mendocino. We want to have fun, reaching out to new audiences with each wine carrying a fresh look and message". Vintage: 2008 Grapes: 78% Pinot Noir, 8% Grenache, 7% Syrah, 3.5% Cariganane and 3.5% Souzao. Vinification: French oak and stainless steel. Alcohol: 13.5% Taste: Offers aromas of fresh spearmint, dark berries and ripe plums, with a hint of cocoa. It spicy, minty, ripe-berry flavours are full and rich on the palate, picking up a savoury chocolate tone in the finish. Serve: Enjoy this lavishly flavoured Pinot Noir with wild mushroom soup, gnocchi with mushrooms and butternut squash, grilled salmon, baked ham, roast duck, herb-marinated lamb chops, and aromatic cheeses.
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Our Pinot Noir offers aromas of juicy, ripe raspberries and strawberries. Its berry flavors are full and rich on the palate, picking up a hint of cedar in the finish.
Dietary Information: All-Natural, Certified Sustainable
35,888 cases produced.
Notes: Aged in new and seasoned oak barrels