So tonight, for a wine on the lighter side of this horrifically hot and humid evening, I've decided to open a bottle of 2010 Parducci Small Lot Blend Pinot Noir from Mendocino County, Calif. And it's certainly a lighter wine, with a bright ruby color in the glass. The nose is very interesting, with hints of cedar, tart cherry, grass and a tiny bit of pepper. The taste is somewhat fruity at the outset, giving way to a floral taste midpalate and finishing with a good bit of tart fruit that reminds me of firm strawberries that just haven't quite ripened, but then it quickly transitions to a taste of strawberry jam. See my full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2012/07/2010-parducci-small-lot-blend-pinot.html
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Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable
Notes: 30% in French Oak, and 70% in American Oak.