Double Gold medal in 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Competition.
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is so rich and decadent, with milk chocolate, blackberry and new French oak flavors. Made by celebrity winemaker Philippe Melka, it’s soft and approachable on the palate and widely appealing. Your best bet is to drink up now. — S.H. 2/1/2014
92 Points - Connoisseur's Guide to California Wine
Striking in combination of fruity richness and range of loamy, black-olive and creamy oak extras, the Fortune Teller is a multi-faceted look at Cabernet that is at once accessible and yet holds a great deal in reserve. It hints at dark chocolate without being unduly ripe and buffers its nominal tannins with fruit to spare, and, while its evident impressions of winemaking polish lend it a certain immediate appeal, it is a fairly serious and eminently age worthy wine that fully deserves to be held for no fewer than another five or six years. April 2014
89 Points - Wine Spectator
Brimming with pure, ripe, snappy red berry and blackberry flavors that run firm and deep, this gains depth and traction, ending with a mix of licorice, roasted herb and savory underbrush notes. Drink now through 2022. 250 cases made. –JL Oct 31, 2014
The Parallel “Fortune Teller” Vineyards: The source for this vintage of Parallel “Fortune Teller” Cabernet is a very dramatic Vaca mountainside ranch located just northeast of Rutherford and southeast of St Helena, above Lake Hennessey and across the lake from Prichard Hill. The well-drained hillside soils and microclimate allow produce wine from smaller berries and concentrated fruit.
This wine is explosive on the nose with wild berries, chocolate, cookie dough, and dark cherries. Once on the pallet the wine is dense, fleshy and powerful with a great concentration. The mid palate is showing powerful tannins and finishing with notes of sage and cloves. There is a lasting finish of crushed rocks and blueberries. The wine is showing very well right now has a great aging potential.
- Philippe Melka, Winemaker