Parducci Merlot 2004

Merlot from North Coast, California

Price: $10.49
Item No. 89436

Winemaker's Notes

Parducci's 2004 Merlot was produced primarily from fruit grown in three high-quality Mendocino vineyards – Elk Fields, Waddington and Ruddick. It was blended with 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged in a combination of French and American oak.

The 2004 Merlot boasts a complex aroma of sweet black cherries and plums mingled with leafy mint tea and intriguing hints of miso and tamari. On the palate, the wine's mediumbodied flavors key on cherries, with a pronounced tea-leaf spiciness adding savor and zest.

This tasty, fruitful Merlot is a fine match with herb-roasted chicken with plum sauce, grilled beef on a bed of arugula with shaved parmigiana or smoky turkey chili.

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Sixteen year-old Adolph Parducci arrived in Northern California with his parents in 1912. The new immigrant family settled in Mendocino County an area that resembled their native Tuscany. Even today, the geography and climate of Mendocino County are similar to Northern Italy. The County's hillside vineyards provide plenty of exposure to ripen hearty red grape varieties, while deep...

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Beyond Napa and Sonoma in the north you find a couple of other counties producing great wine. Among these are Mendocino and Lake County. The northernmost California winegrowing regions, these two counties are right above Napa and Sonoma, geographically. Yet, wine-wise they are very different - both from their southern neighbors and from each other. Notable Facts Mendocino...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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