"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...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines8% 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.