Wise Wine Review:

Parducci Sustainable White Mendocino County 2007 (click for more info)
Taste Score = 8/10 Points
Cost Score = 9.5/10 Points
Overall Score = 8.4/10 Points (Additional stats below)



When this bottle of wine showed up, I didn't know what to think. Sustainable White? What the heck does that mean? What does sustainable have to do with wine? As I did more research, it became more apparent that I might have a good bottle of wine on my hands. What's more, this bottle only costs $10. Yes, $10! Before we crack it open and see if there's a pearl in this oyster, let's talk for a moment about its history.



Parducci's Sustainable White is sure to be a summer hit!

Parducci is locally owned and operated in California's Mendocino County. They are committed to sustainable winegrowing practices that yield top quality grapes and wines while protecting the environment and supporting our communities and local farmers.


So what is a 'sustainable' wine anyways?
  • Locally owned and operated
  • Grapes from family farms
  • Sustainable farming Practices
  • 100% green power
  • Earth-friendly packaging
  • 1st U.S. carbon neutral winery



Only one way to find out if this bottle of wine is any good... let's get down to drinkin'!


(Continue browsing below for the full review and scores�)




Wine Geek Vintage Info:
"The 2007 Sustainable White is a unique blend of sustainably grown Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Canelli, Tokai, and Viognier grapes from Mendocino County. This wine was created exclusively for Whole Foods by Parducci partner Paul Dolan and his winemaking team." �Parducci


Recommended Food Pairing:
"Sustainable White has crisp, clean aromas and flavors of citrus and melon. Enjoy this white wine with fresh salads, free-range chicken and organic vegetable dishes."



Stats:
Producer: Parducci
Vintage: 2007
Varietal: 41.5% CHENIN BLANC, 38% SAUVIGNON BLANC, 12% VIOGNIER, 7.5% MUSCAT CANELLI, 1% FRUILIANO
Appellation: Mendocino California
Residual Sugar: N/A
TA: 0.62
pH: 3.38
Production: N/A
Alcohol %: 13.5
Aging: N/A
Cost: $10/bottle (Get your own bottle!)


Wine Whore Score:



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My Palate Party...



To the eye:
Pale golden blond shimmers inside the glass walls like the center of a daisy.



To the nose:
Tart unripe peach freshly picked and mingled with grapefruit.



On the tongue:
Enjoyable crisp blend of unrecognizable fruit keep you guessing with every sip.


For only $10, this vino is a great value! It is obvious that 'sustainable' wine can taste just as good, if not much better than its counterparts. Enjoyable and fun, this wine offers a unique taste that can party all night long (or at least until the bottle runs out).

Get yourself a bottle and experience the sustainable fun firsthand!

Cheers!


Interested in tasting this wine?
Click here to get your own bottle!


(Read more wine reviews and info at The Wine Whore)
Photos of courtesy of Dries Knapen, Schowwenaar Orchards, and Mendocino Wine Co.

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4 comments:

Kelly Lentz said...

If anyone is interested in learning more about green practices in the wine industry and how and why these practices contribute not only to the quality of wine but the health of our environment, please check out our Green Winegrowing Handbook at http://www.pauldolanwine.com/index.php/component/content/article/63

Again, thanks for taking a few minutes out of your busy day to taste our Sustainable White.

The Wine Whore said...

Thank you Kelly!

I really enjoyed this wine... at $10, it's almost too good to be true!

Thank you for sharing a glass with me...

Cheers!

Rachele said...

Sounds like the perfect white to cool off with in this Summer heat. I'm going to look for it in my area.

Cheers!

The Wine Whore said...

It really is! It's also one of those whites that people who aren't too into white wine would probably really enjoy. Very interesting blend.

Cheers!

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