50th Parallel Estate

Parallel

Black Diamonds Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Shay A
9.3

@Delectable Wine : This is the Parallel Wines Black Diamond “Limelight”. I didn’t see it in the database.

Attended a Parallel Wines private tasting last night. Very nice and classic in style. Didn’t realize how small their production is...less than 600 total cases. This is their 20th year and Melka has been with them from the beginning.

Shockingly open for a reserve 2016 Napa cab (100% cab). It’s still flaunting dusty and chalky tannins on the finish but it’s an iron fist in a velvet glove overall. Black cherry, raspberry fig, plum, and baking spices jump from the glass. Soft on the palate. High percentage dark cocoa, mulberry and fresh cedar.
— a month ago

David, Ryan and 31 others liked this

Chateau Ste. Michelle

50th Anniversary Special Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Dinner w reem at the house over christmas. Not too dry, fruity, smooth. Would buy again. — a month ago

Paul liked this

Parallel

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Shay A
9.2

Attended a Parallel Wines private tasting last night. Very nice and classic in style. Didn’t realize how small their production is...less than 600 total cases. This is their 20th year and Melka has been with them from the beginning.

En mag. Slightly stewed and aged at first pour, but it came alive after some coaxing to reveal cherry menthol, currant, dark cocoa powder, and blackberries on the nose. Balanced and integrated on the palate with cedar, smoke and some black peppercorn spice at the finish. This is a total drink now. I don’t think this has a lot of peak life left, so pop and enjoy.
— a month ago

Kimberly, Tom and 24 others liked this

Parallel

Fortune Teller Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Shay A
9.4

Attended a Parallel Wines private tasting last night. Very nice and classic in style. Didn’t realize how small their production is...less than 600 total cases. This is their 20th year and Melka has been with them from the beginning.

My favorite red of the evening. This is their reserve label, and it changes names each year. Very smooth. Showing the whole fruit spectrum...red, blue and black. More herbs de Provence here with some savory smoked meat too. Dark chocolate shavings, cherry wood and ripe, sweet fruits.
— a month ago

Dawn, David and 27 others liked this

Cantine Due Palme

Pillastro Selezione d'Oro Primitivo Negroamaro 2017

50th anniversary edition. Angel maci. Laithwaite. Medium body. Spicy. Peppery — 24 days ago

Parallel

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2016

Shay A
9.3

Attended a Parallel Wines private tasting last night. Very nice and classic in style. Didn’t realize how small their production is...less than 600 total cases. This is their 20th year and Melka has been with them from the beginning.

Fun to try next to the ‘14. Aromatically, they are very similar...creme brûlée, marzipan and honeyed pastries. However, there is quite a bit more acidity here that catches you off guard. There are some similarities here to Aubert’s Larry Hyde & Sons Chardonnay. Notes of honeysuckle, sea salt and powdered lemon bar on the palate. A bright expression of Ritchie vineyard.
— a month ago

Tom, Paul and 24 others liked this

Schramsberg Vineyards

50th Anniversary Brut Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay 2016

Citrus zest and brioche, classic Schrams! — 20 days ago

Natasha Bray
with Natasha
Ryan Colthorp

Ryan Colthorp

hot tub, poppin bubb-ly...

Cuvaison

Napa Valley Chardonnay

50th anni is bomb. lil sweet. Lil gasoline on the nose. Ripe apple and lemon peel at first. — 13 days ago