Each harvest Head Winemaker Bob Swain looks for a small number of lots that have remarkable representations of both a given varietal and the Mendocino appellation. While he does not find these every year, when he does, they become a Parducci RESERVE wine, the best of the best. These wines are intended to be elegant today and age with grace. Harvested from carefully tended Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines, the Parducci RESERVE Brut has a lively fruit character with flavors of crisp apple, quince preserves, and a subtle hint of toasted nuts.
For the better part of a century, Parducci Wine Cellars has made its name crafting legendary wines with deep roots in Mendocino County, California. 85 years of iconic wines and timeless tastes continue with TRUE GRIT RESERVE – wines that embrace the idea that to make anything good, anything truly great, you've got to have passion and perseverance. You've got to have grit.
The 2015 growing season was another ideal year with an early spring, moderate summer temperatures and a dry, early harvest. The impeccable weather gave the grapes plenty of hang time, allowing the fruit to ripen perfectly and develop intense, layered flavors.
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. We specialize in the complex flavors of Pinot Noir with premium grapes harvested from famed Mendocino County's vineyards and winemaking that embraces each wine's unique varietal qualities. We celebrate the golden reputation of Chardonnay with our best grapes harvested from the valleys near the Russian River and winemaking that embraces each wine's unique varietal qualities.
2014 was warm early and stayed warm until harvest, the hottest since 1998. Ripe and the Brix that go with it were no problem this vintage and it was very fast, short growing season. Heat began early and remained constant which helped plants and fruit clusters acclimate to the extreme heat. With nights still cooling berry shrivel and raisining was nonexistent. With little to no rainfall throughout the year mildew problems were of no concern. One problem for wine makers was the early ripening of all varieties which made it challenging for harvesting grapes at their optimum. However, our long term relationships with our growers and vigilant testing (and the earlier than usual picking that went with it), helped us to pick grapes at their optimum.