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The 2007 Parallel Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
2007 Parallel Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
(to be released in Winter 2009/2010)
Philippe Melka, Winemaker Description

"In this text book growing season, we harvested the grapes in perfect conditions about a week earlier than normal, early october. This 2007 wine was made with 100% cabernet sauvignon grapes from Napa Valley; it reveals delicate aromas of black currant, spices as black pepper and licorice on the nose and the mouthfeel brings a sense of finesse and depth. The velvety texture is combined with complex flavors of graphite, sweet cherry and rosemary finishing with refined tannins. We feel confident to think that this vintage will be remembered as one of the best" - Philippe Melka

92 points Wine & Spirits
2007 Parallel Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Focused on dark, earthy flavors, this wine is classical in shape it has a beginning, a middle and its flavors are targeted toward the end. Those flavors are mineral and firm for now, needing age to bring detail to the black fruit. Cellar for five or six years, then serve with roast lamb.

GOLD Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition

88 points Wine Spectator
Veers toward the earthy, leathery side of Cabernet, with dried currant and berry flavors, herb, spice and cedar. Full-bodied and concentrated, but the earthy tobacco flavors give a drying sensation. Drink now through 2018.

94 Points Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast, August 2010
2007 Parallel Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Delicious and compelling 100% Cabernet from this great vintage. Shows classically developed, sweet Napa tannins and wonderfully ripe fruit. As expressive as the blackberries and currants are, they're reined in with minerals and herbs to produce exquisite tension. Best now, with a good decant, and should develop for many years. -S.H. (8/1/2010)

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