Parallel Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 | Classy Food Friendly
A savory character of smoked meat on the nose balanced with notes of Black Mission figs, cinnamon, and thyme. In addition, great acidity on the palate with flavors of wild cherry, cracked pepper, crushed dried herbs and black licorice. Parallel Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 pairs well with food. Another outstanding wine from Winemaker Philippe Melka
91RP | Parallel Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 is a fruit-driven, dense ruby/purple wine with loads of black cherry and blackberry fruit. While the wine has a medium to full body, good tannin, a neutral mouthfeel and high quality. Yet this is classy Napa Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 15-20 years.
Parallel Wines | Eight Close Friends + Terroir + A gifted Winemaker
So, as one gets to know the partners who created Parallel Wines – the collaboration of eight close friends. Most of all, a shared love of four things emerge community, each other, skiing, and of course, wine. While Parallel is a dream come true. It sounds trite, but it’s a simple truth. Yet, I believe that none of us ever imagined that we would be in the position we are today. As a result, we visualize ourselves one day dividing our time between Park City and our beautiful Napa Valley vineyard…what could be better?”
Parallel has carefully selected its fruit source vineyards. Also, the foundation in any vineyard is matching the soil type to the vine. Yet, when the soil, microclimate, rootstocks, clones, and farming practices are in concert the vineyard will yield the best that it can offer. While at the end of the day, we are able to carefully select the barrels for blending and for achieving the best possible Cabernet wines. We have been fortunate indeed, with our vineyards providing a symphony of focused layers of different flavors in the wine. Now add the wonderful vineyard managers, our philosophy, and a truly gifted winemaker.
Renown Winemaker Philippe Melka
Philippe Melka was born, educated and trained in Bordeaux. He worked at some amazing Chateaux, including Petrus and Haut-Brion. In addition to working side-by-side with his friends at Parallel Wines, he crafts several more of Napa Valley’s most sought-after wines.
While Philippe’s touch is clearly evident in the wines he makes. Although he believes in strictly noninterventionist winemaking. Most of all designed to let the fruit produced by a great vineyard – not the art of the winemaker – shine through. “I don’t use any tricks.” Yet despite his high-profile status, Philippe is humble about his many accomplishments.
So, with a wonderful mix of humor and dedication, he applies his skills to every aspect of producing Parallel Wines. Philippe’s credentials are staggering, but what continues to be most impressive to us is the man himself. His blend of hard work, integrity, affability, loyalty, joie de vie, and commitment to friends and family, surpass his terrific skill in blending wines.