Wine Enthusiast - 94 points
Wine & Spirits - 91 points
Winemaker's Description: The record low rainfall and record of frost during spring contributed to small berries, low yields and an early harvest in 2008. The Parallel 2008, based on 89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Merlot, is extremely charming with soft aromas of blueberry, sweet oak, caramel and fresh flowers. The wine is seductive by its soft texture, intense flavors of dried herbs, Asian spices, berries and sweet tannins. "