This is a wine that scores high on the flavor charts and the viticulture behind it has earned top environmental honors. Parducci earned the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership award in 2007 and 2009. The winery employs a “manager of edible ecosystems” to feed their more than 60 employees in Mendocino County.
All that wouldn’t matter if the wine didn’t taste good. Happily, it does.
The Parducci 2010 Sauvignon Blanc is a small batch wine with only 520 cases produced. The flavors are nicely integrated with notes of grapefruit and starfruit. The wine has a somewhat creamy texture balanced with acidity. The acidity does not overpower.
This is a wine that would work well with curried chicken, salad or vegetable dishes. It’s also a good pick to take the edge off a hot summer day. The cost was a cool $15 online, so the price is “no sweat” as well.
Rating: 2.5 of 5 Value: 3 of 5