About this wine
Like Amazon's IPO in 1997, don't miss your opportunity to capture something extraordinary. Every once in awhile a can't miss opportunity presents itself, today it's the boutique Napa Valley estate, Parallel. Parallel has been producing world-class Napa Valley wines in conjunction with Philippe Melka for over two decades. These wines rarely become available to those outside the estate's private club members. Wines will be available while supplies last.
Born and trained in Bordeaux, winemaker Philippe Melka has developed a cult following. Melka trained alongside high profiled winemakers at prestigious Chateau's like Petrus and Haut-Brion, before moving settling in Napa in 1994. Everywhere he's been Philippe Melka has helped produced extraordinary wines that have competed against top wines on a world stage. Parallel is no different. After 25 days fermenting in stainless steel the 2017 Parallel Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon spends time in 40% new oak barrels. Very limited production, grab a bottle or 6 while supplies last.
Tasting Notes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Medium-bodied with a deep violet hue and aromas of dark cherry, coffee, vanilla, and violet. The palate is silky and smooth with layers of dark fruits, chocolate, and well-integrated tannins with lingering acidity. The wine has a long finish with well-rounded tannins and great tension. This 2017 Parallel vintage is already showing its potential and will evolve beautifully with time.
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon displays notes of prunes, spice cake, plum pudding and blueberry preserves with touches of red currant jelly, dried herbs, tobacco and olives. Full-bodied, firm and chewy and with tons of fruit at the core, it finishes long and spicy. ~92RP
Savory, herbal and thick in brawny concentration, this powerful wine is darkly layered in blackberry, black currant and wild raspberry. Clove, dried herb and a twist of sage figure into the mid-palate, adding complexity and welcome intrigue as generous oak layers throughout. ~92WE
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