Pinot Noir

Parducci Small Lot Pinot Noir goes green


This is the new label from Parducci. (Parducci)

Parducci Small Lot Blend Pinot Noir 2009, California, $11-$14: This old, legendary label has undergone a total makeover in the hands of owners Tom and Tim Thornhill and Paul Dolan. On a quest to be the greenest winery in theU.S., it is the country’s first carbon neutral winery, meaning no greenhouse gases are emitted. In the bottle, in the ground, in the cellar, it’s saving our planet. The eye-catching label for the “Small Lot” line is new with the release of this Pinot Noir that’s aimed at restaurant sales. It’s a big, bold Pinot, with silky tannins and a blast of pure raspberry, strawberry and vanilla flavors that will wake up your taste buds. It’s poured at all the P.F. Chang’s in town, and you can buy it at Merchant’s Fine Wine, Dearborn; Randazzo, Clinton Township; Hiller’s, Union Lake; and Nino Salvaggio, Troy; and Busch’s. The wholesaler is Rave Associates in Ann Arbor.