Original
15 Ratings
Parallel Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Napa Valley

Wine Details

Vineyard

Parallel

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

"In 2005, well drained vineyards, especially from the hills, as our estate vineyards and other vineyards selected to produce Parallel, had a huge advantage by growing smaller berries which translated by greater concentrated flavors. The 2005 Parallel blend exhibits sophistication and great harmony between acidity, tannins and alcohol. The wine reveals a deep ruby color; the bouquet is complex, gorgeous, full of intense aromatics of, acacia flowers, black currants, truffle, liquor of cassis and re...

Expert Reviews
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    8% Merlot; 1% Petit Verdot. Attractive elements of sweet toast and extracted curranty fruit combine comfortably in both the well-defined aromas and deep flavors of this very solid and fairly serious young wine. It is, in fact, on track for even higher marks but runs up against a formidable wave of mouth-drying tannins just now, and while time is a necessary ally, we have questions about how long the wait will be.