2009 Parallel "Black Diamonds" Cabernet Sauvignon
"strawberry and current nose... sweet mountain tannins...
true to Napa hillside...well integrated, soft texture"
"Ripe juicy strawberry on the nose with underlying tones of black current. Soft, lush and well rounded on the approach, with sweet mountain tannins, true to the Napa hillside. The Black Diamond 2009 is a big structured wine with a strong acid backbone that leaves notes of cassis and wet stones on the finish. This wine's tannins are well integrated with a soft texture, typical of a traditional Melka wine" - Philippe Melka, Winemaker
94 Points & "Cellar Selection"
- Wine Enthusiast
Parallel 2009 Black Diamonds Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) Very rich, ripe and dramatically textured, this has explosive flavors of black-berry, crème de cassis, dried herb, and smoked meat flavors, enriched by Smoky oak. It shows the tough, hard tannins you often find in low production mountain Cabernets. Made by well-known consulting winemaker, Philippe Melka, it has the structure of a wine that needs age. Give at least eight years, and could be a wine that lasts decades. Cellar Selection. - S.H. alc: 14.8% Price: $125
96 - Platinum Medal
Parallel 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Black Diamonds, Napa Valley ($125) - Layered, rich black-fruit aromas with massive structure, yet exquisite balance. San Diego International Wine Competition, March 2013
Parallel Wines - P. O. Box 498 - Rutherford, California 94573 (707) 486-1100