2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Coombsville, Napa Valley, CA
What we love
Beautifully evolved and perfectly dinner-worthy, this is a truly delicious Cabernet. The aromas layer Bordeaux-esque scents of cedar, old leather, vanilla, sweet tobacco and spice-cake over notes of black currant, black raspberry, dried black cherry, licorice root and dark chocolate. All of these notes find harmony on the palate, where the depth is richly satisfying, and the impression is of perfect ripeness. The finish is lingering and creamy, with enough tannic grip to make food matching easy.
About this Wine
A chance to drink affordable, well-aged Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley does not come very often. It’s a wine drinking experience; as a wine ages, its aromas, flavors and colors transform to reveal a completely new character. Its fresh fruit profile has evolved to evoke dried and even candied fruits, its spice and savory components are more dominant, and its tannin have become even more smooth. Only 144 cases made. Enjoy!
- Technical Data:
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Alcohol: 14.2%
- Aged in 30% new French barrels
- Drink now through 2027
Parador Cellars is a very small project from the extremely talented and creative winemaker, Steve Ventrello.
Steve's a quiet artistic genius, and grapes are his medium. The wines he chooses to make are gems, each unique on its own. Pour a glass, sip slowly, and you, too, will be reminded that wine is as much of an art as it is a science. It's geeky, and it's nerdy, and yeah, sometimes a little eccentric, but so is Steve. And that's what makes his wines so much fun to drink.
For some, success is seeing opportunity where others don’t. For others, it’s inspiration. For Steve, it was a blend of both. He is one of the few winemakers who not only saw the potential to grow Spain’s signature grape in Napa, but also had the "cojones" to do it.
Thus began Parador, Steve's creative outlet to produce high-quality Cabernet and Tempranillo-based wines, made by hand, in Napa Valley.
Different and daring - what else would you expect from a winemaker who also plays the accordion?
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