Winemaker Philippe Melka's Tasting Notes
"The 2017 Parallel Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is medium-bodied with a deep violet hue and aromas of dark cherry, coffee, vanilla and violet. The mid-palate is silky and smooth with layers of dark fruits, chocolate and well-integrated tannins with lingering acidity. The wine has a long finish with well-rounded tannins and great tension. This 2017 Parallel vintage is already showing its potential and will evolve beautifully with time."
92 Points - Wine Advocate
"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon displays notes of prunes, spice cake, plum pudding and blueberry preserves with touches of red currant jelly, dried herbs, tobacco and olives. Full-bodied, firm and chewy and with tons of fruit at the core, it finished long and spicy."
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"Savory, herbal and thick in brawny concentration, this powerful wine is darkly layered in blackberry, black currant and wild raspberry. Colve, dried herb and a twist of sage figure into the midpalate, adding complexity and welcome intrigue as generous oak layers throughout."