Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Parducci Deep Roots

Parducci Deep Roots White 2009 - USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino County
10,89€; 13,5% abv; Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Muscat Canelli & Friulano. A strange blend, and, indeed, it doesn't really smell of anything easily identifiable. But it is pleasant, ripe and mineral - it smells "natural" rather than something made in a laboratory. Rich but lively palate. Nice acidity that counters the richness. Nothing complex, but a perfectly worthy cheapy.

Parducci Deep Roots Red 2008 - USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino County
9,99€; 15% abv; Grenache 40%, Zinfandel 35%, Syrah 25%. Unlike others' notes on CT, I didn't sense much oak at all. Instead I sense some very ripe, dark fruit, but not jammy and seemingly natural instead of something spoofy. Thick and fruity but acidic and with genuine seeming tannins. It is a fruit-forward wine, but at least the sensations of fruit don't seem fake. Very decent for the price.

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