Parducci Small Lot Petite Sirah 2018
Parducci pays homage to the hearty character of Petite Sirah with grapes harvested from Mendocino County’s heritage vineyard sites and winemaking that embraces each wine’s unique varietal qualities. Full and velvety with bold dark fruit flavors and aromas of blackberry, sage and a hint of vanilla.
Vegan, produced in a "California Certified Sustainable Winery" (CCSW).
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From Mendocino’s heritage vineyard sites, the 2018 vintage depicts the best of the qualities we’ve come to expect from this velvety, rich red, which aged in oak barrels and redwood tanks. Notes of briar and lavender play a key role on the juicy palate alongside bright acidity. It’s more of a gentle giant than a harsh teeth-grabber.
Founded in 1932, Parducci Wine Cellars has crafted elegant wines for more than 85 years. As the longest running winery in Mendocino County and a cornerstone of California winemaking, our decades of experience are bound to a tradition you can trust will be delicious.
Parducci is 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.
A large and diverse appellation within California’s North Coast AVA, Mendocino is home to several smaller sub-regions—most notably the Anderson Valley. This scenic region, with rolling hills covered in redwood forests as well as vineyards, is one of the world’s top producers of certified organically-grown grapes. Due to wide geographical and climatic variation, a vast array of wine styles can be found here.
With its deep color, firm tannins and bold flavors, there is nothing petite about Petite Sirah. The variety, originally known as Durif in the Rhône, took on its more popular moniker after being imported to California in the early 1880s. Quintessentially recognized today as a grape of the Golden State, Petite Sirah works well blended with Zinfandel and finds success as a single varietal wine in the state’s warmer districts. Somm Secret—Petite Sirah is not a smaller version of Syrah but it is an offspring of Syrah and the now nearly extinct French Alpine variety called Peloursin.