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Parducci Small Lot Merlot 2011

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Appreciating the luscious nature of the Merlot grape, we select individually-vinified small lots of premium varietal Merlot grapes to blend a wine of lush, charming character and supple flavors.

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Parducci Wine Cellars:
Parducci Wine Cellars makes environment-friendly choices because they are the right ones. Right for the planet, and right for the wine. Parducci is "Family Farmed," locally owned and operated in California's Mendocino County. We are committed to Sustainable Winegrowing practices that yield top quality grapes and wines while protecting the environment and supporting our communit... Read more
Parducci Wine Cellars makes environment-friendly choices because they are the right ones. Right for the planet, and right for the wine. Parducci is "Family Farmed," locally owned and operated in California's Mendocino County. We are committed to Sustainable Winegrowing practices that yield top quality grapes and wines while protecting the environment and supporting our communities and local farmers. • locally owned and operated • grapes from family farms • sustainable farming practices • 100% green power • earth-friendly packaging • 1st US carbon neutral winery Parducci is owned in partnership by the grape-growing families of Tom and Tim Thornhill and Paul Dolan. They purchased the historic Parducci Wine Cellars with a shared vision to build upon the tradition and quality of the Parducci brand, with wines inspired by (and essentially connected to) Mendocino County, the place and its people. Tom, Tim and Paul are driven by three mandates, in their lives and in business together: Respect for the environment, sustaining community and family, and a creative approach to business. The family farmers who own Parducci and grow its grapes have taken a stand. We're doing the right things to make delicious wine, and the right things to make a healthier planet. From tree-free papers and soy based inks to biodiesel tractors and organic grape growing, Parducci is creating a model of quality and environmental sustainability for other wineries to follow. Tasting room opened 7 days a week 10am - 5pm. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Parducci Small Lot Merlot

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
2.00 5
Vintage: 2009 10/01/2012

Bright and fresh on the nose with aromas that tend toward the lightly earthy and raw woody end of the spectrum, with a little cigar box, cocoa and a blade of grass as accents. Medium-bodied and rather well integrated in the mouth, even if the acidity is prominent and the wood tannins emerge slightly raspy on the back end. There’s a nice kernel of red cherry and plum fruit here, with plenty of wood-induced spice adding detail. The finish is fairly short and abrupt with some woody tannin lingering on the palate. 84pts



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Tasting Notes:

Our Merlot has rich flavors of black cherries and plums followed by a tea-leaf spiciness adding savor and zest.

Appreciating the luscious nature of the Merlot grape, we select individually-vinified small lots of premium varietal Merlot grapes to blend a wine of lush, charming character and supple flavors.

Dietary Information: Vegan, Certified Sustainable

Closure: Cork

Notes: Aged in New French Oak and Redwood.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.68
Total Acidity: .46 grams per liter

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