Parducci True Grit

Parducci’s True Grit Petite Sirah evokes a rough tough spirit with a soft, sweet edge—much like True Grit, the John Wayne classic. Both the wine and the movie are California produced, and both Parducci Winery and Paramount Pictures know how to make blockbuster award winners. When 16-year-old Adolph Parducci emigrated from Tuscany to California’s Mendocino Valley, he had a dream to make old-world wine in the new world. He founded the winery in 1921 and, soon thereafter, produced Petite Sirah as a single varietal—probably because it was one of the few old-world grapes that survived both phylloxera and Prohibition. Black purple in color, True Grit Petite Sirah tattoos your tongue with rustic, ripe and delicious flavors of blackberry, blueberry and dark cocoa. One taste of this burley beast and you’ll want to join the PSILY Club (see Available BTG at Fleming’s Prime Steak House and Wine Bar, True Grit Petite Sirah pairs perfectly with the dry-aged Prime New York Strip. Or buy a bottle ($23) at Whole Foods and decant for an hour while you grill your own.