(a few more chances to) Enjoy Napa Valley in a Glass!
After being in the wine business for almost 20 years, we made the hard decision to make Parry Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon our last vintage. We only produced 215 cases of this elegant cabernet with ripe, bold fruit flavors, the hallmark of Parry Cellars. With one sip it's like visiting our home in St. Helena where you feel the warm sunshine on the grapes, smell the aroma of harvest and savor the elegance of ripe fruit.
Following the driest winter in our vineyard, the 2014 growing season began with some welcome heavy rain in late February and early March giving the vines a good drink of water as they were emerging from dormancy and beginning bud break. Spring was warm and summer only had a couple of heat spikes with temperatures in the low 100’s - one occurring right before an early harvest of 3.6 tons on September 12. This year’s berries were smaller with more concentrated flavors, a benefit of the drought! The wine was aged for 20 months in 100% French oak barrels (44% new). We are sure you will enjoy this wine now or be further rewarded by laying it down for another ten years or more.
Our winemaker, Andy Schweiger says our 2014 "reveals aromas of deep blackberry, blueberry and ripe plum with notes of pomegranate and boysenberry preserves. It has a sweet, lush entry with mocha and berry notes with dusty cocoa at mid-palate and elegant dark fruit and round structured tannins on the lingering finish." Enjoy this cabernet with a juicy steak or our favorite, braised beef shortribs!
Our 2014 vintage just received a double gold medal at the American Fine Wine Competition where most of the judges are sommeliers. What a way to end! To enjoy this vintage, please click on our order form
We also have a few more bottles of our 2013 vintage available that we have included on the order form.
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It goes without saying that the best parts of Parry Cellars' 20 years have been the people we have met and the great friends we’ve made along the way. Thank you for being a part of it all!