This is an exciting find. The owner of A&L Wine Castle told me that I could get the “big” red I wanted for less cost than a good cabernet in a Petite Sirah because of the grapes. As usual, he is right. This wine is wonderful. Tom is ooohing and ahhhing next to me so I know he is a fan! When this wine first hits the front of the palate, it is soft and almost tasteless. Then, as it moves through the mouth it expands and becomes big and juicy, bursting with black, ripe fruit. This Parducci Petite Sirah has a smooth, nicely-textured palate with a long, satisfying finish. Oh-la-la, simply delicious!
Tom: I can’t remember when I enjoyed a wine more. This Parducci Petite Sirah is rich, dry, tannic, and chocolaty. It’s a bit fruitier tasting than a cabernet and less sweet and spicy than a shiraz. Very, very good.
Melody: This is day two and we are finishing the bottle of this Parducci Petite Sirah (following a delicious martini!) and it is even better on the second night. Very well structured and grapey, the taste grows inside your mouth to an explosive and very satisfying finish.
Tom: We’re finishing this Parducci Petite Sirah tonight. It’s just as good on day two: very dry, very tannic, intense fruit flavor. Quite a find.
(On another note, we heard from our son Tony, who is backpacking in South America. He and his friend George are currently in Muisne, Ecuador. They’ve decided that they can’t afford to travel into Chile and will swing over to Argentina. As Tony pointed out, this means less Chilean wine but more Argentine malbec. We’re just glad that they’re safe and having a good time.