Next up on my Petite Sirah tasting journey are two picks from Parducci. Parducci was founded in 1932 in Mendocino County and they offer a few different bottles of Petite Sirah. I had the chance to taste their 2009 Small Lot Blend and True Grit Reserve. Both are solid picks at great price points!
Parducci 2009 True Grit Reserve Petite Sirah pours an inky, reddish-purple in the glass. The nose features ripe, dark fruit and hints of vanilla while smooth tastes of dark chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, and black pepper envelope your palate. I tried this over the course of two nights and it definitely opened on night two! (B+, 14.5% alcohol, $25)
Parducci 2009 Petite Sirah Small Lot Blend is 90% Petite Sirah, 5% Grenache, and 5% Syrah. It has warm aromas of cherry and spice and a palate of dark fruit and cedar with a kick of black pepper. The long, spicy finish leaves a lasting impression that will make you come back for more. Both a balanced wine and a great value! (B+, 13.5 % alcohol, $12)