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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Parducci Chardonnay 2004
Parducci Chardonnay 2004
(search item no. 93050)

PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $7.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Grapes with plenty of intense flavor allowed Parducci to ferment their 2004 Chardonnay in 30% oak to add toasty vanilla character without compromising fruit flavors.

The Parducci Chardonnay has lavish lemon, honey and green apple aromas. Vanilla and oak spice notes linger in the background. Flavors are of pear and apple spice, with a rich, creamy finnish.

A classic wine for classic dishes: poached salmon, zucchini fettuccine or fried chicken paired with a cool Waldorf salad.

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About Parducci:

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 river valleys with good drainage support flavor-packed white grapes. Adolph purchased his first vineyard in 1921, just one-year after Prohibition. To survive, Parducci created a market for his grapes with home winemakers from as far away as New York. Adolph and his four sons built their full-scale winery in 1932 on the site of their original Home Ranch just above the Ukiah Valley.

In 1944, Parducci produced one of the first varietal bottling of California Zinfandel. This wine signaled the arrival of California as a premium winegrowing area and of Parducci Wine Cellars as the producer of quality wines. Two years later, we made the first varietal bottling of California Petite Sirah and today we are still the largest producer of Petite Sirah with just over 20,000 cases.

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 community and local farmers.