Winemaker Philippe Melka's Tasting Notes
"Boysenberry and cherry jump out of the glass. The nose is very inviting with seductive nuances of concentrated berries. The mouthfeel shows precision and textural appeal. Nice layers of ripe berries and cassis mixed with leather and refined oak. The wine is defined by its beautifully integrated tannins, full of life. It should age gracefully for many, many years."
94 Points - Karen MacNeil
"In 1999 four couples who shared a love of Napa Valley wine did what friends (you have to be really good friends) sometimes do: they started a winery together. Parallel Napa Valley (named after the parallel course that their lives took and an homage to skiing, which the couples also loved) makes distinctive small lot Cabernets from vineyards in the heart of the valley—Oakville and Rutherford. This Cabernet—their “regular” one, not the reserve—is juicy, lively, complex, sleek, and intense. The texture is all silk and velvet. 2019 was a top vintage for many Napa wines—as you’ll see if you lay in a bottle or two of this gem. And while the wine is not inexpensive, we think it delivers more than a slew of other Cabernets that cost nearly twice as much."
91 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
"Lots of spice box, cassis, chocolate and dried herbs definte the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Parallel, a more medium-bodied, textured, delicious and balanced effort from this estate. Drink it over the coming 10-12 years."