Sauvignon Blanc is a varietal that adapts well to a large number of regions the world over. This grape is made in a host of enjoyable styles. Mendocino County is one of the regions that can under the right circumstances produce distinct Sauvignon Blanc. Today I’ll look at a value priced offering from Parducci Wine Cellars. The Parducci 2009 Sauvignon Blanc was produced from fruit sourced at the Hildreth Family’s vineyards. They’ve tended their land in Ukiah for five generations. This Sauvignon Blanc was fermented in stainless steel and saw no oak treatment of any sort. 2,000 cases of this wine were produced and it has a suggested retail price of $11. It’s available all over the United States.
Lemon ice and vanilla bean aromas burst forth from the very engaging nose of this Sauvignon Blanc. An array of flavors emerges once you take a sip; apricot, white peach and citrus characteristics take center stage. White melon, continued stone fruits and a cavalcade of spices emerge on the mellifluous finish which also shows off hints of papaya. Drink this wine by itself or pair it with light summer fare for excellent results.
I absolutely love this 2009 Sauvignon Blanc from Parducci. For $11 (less if you shop around) this wine is an exceptional value. The folks at Parducci are turning out wine release after wine release that belie their price points by offering tons of bang for the buck; this is just one of the most current examples. Buy their wines with confidence.