Parducci Petite Sirah
Not exactly a bargain, but a very good, bold bottle of red wine in a style that Parducci mastered long ago. Calls for red meat, barbecue and pasta.
Gutsy and bold, but just refined enough. Deep colored, full-bodied, with lots of grip in the texture from tannins, and lots of blackberry flavor to balance it out. Hints of smoke and black pepper add complexity.
An old saying goes that the best sign of quality for a farm product, including wine, is the farmer’s footprint in the field. If the farmer pays close attention to his crop, then it’s bound to be better. That notion came up against the ancient concept of terroir during an intensive academic conference at the University of California, Davis, March 19-22.
Declare Independence With 2003 Napa Cabs
If you've heard that the 2003 vintage of California Cabernet is not
worth buying, you haven't heard the whole story. Check out the results
of a blind tasting that pitted 2002 vs. 2003 vs. 2004.