The most unique thing about this Merlot is that it is 100% Merlot-a first for us. After tasting through many blends that included our typical Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon additions, we decided that this Merlot was strong enough to stand on its own. It didn't need additional varietals to give it structure and beauty.
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.