Parallel Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 | Ultimate Insider’s Cabernet
Parallel Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 presents a deeply concentrated ruby-black core leading to ruby at the rim. While warm blackberry, crushed violet, espresso, and raw chocolate harmonize with cedar and spice notes. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is rich decadent and concentrated, with excellent polish and elegance. The finish is long and elegant, in hallmark Phillipe Melka’s style. Drink now-2035. Another outstanding wine from Winemaker Philippe Melka
Parallel Napa Valley is the ultimate insider’s Cabernet. For 20 years, it’s been a quiet passion project of Philippe Melka, the Food & Wine ‘Winemaker of the Year’ award recipient whom the LA Times has dubbed “Napa’s go-to virtuoso.” Parallel Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 delivers as a worthy successor to this heritage.
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 emerges 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.