What a difference a year and a few hundred miles makes. I was at the supermarket the other day, and passed by the wine section. "Oh," I thought, "there is some of that nice Parducci Pinot Noir that they're practically giving away for $7.98..." So I buy a bottle.
So tonight I open the bottle, pour a glass, and practically do a Danny Thomas spit-take. (There's an obscure reference that would make Dennis Miller proud.)
A closer look at the bottle reveals:
Parducci Pinot Noir 2001 Mendocino.
In a nutshell, this is some nasty s***. Pickle juice and sour grapes. Save yourselves! If someone tries to give you a bottle, pay him $7.98 to haul it away. If this had been my first experience with Parducci, I would never, ever buy one of their products again. I don't know how to put it any plainer than that.