Enjoy Napa Valley in a Glass!
Parry Cellars 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon produced 220 cases of another 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.
The 2010 growing season brought cooler than normal temperatures following a wet spring requiring careful canopy management to avoid pest and mildew problems. However, the vineyard received a three-day triple digit heat spike when temperatures reached 115° in late August during veraison! This was followed by a welcome warm and consistent Indian Summer allowing us to harvest 3.64 tons of grapes with wonderful flavors and color at peak maturity on October 9.
Our winemaker, Andy Schweiger says our 2010 "reveals a nose of vibrant boysenberry, blueberry, blackberry, with undertones of pomegranate, and concentrated cherry. The mouthfeel has a sweet velvet entry followed by a palate of deeply layered blackberry and cassis with secondary notes of ripe strawberry, coffee, and maple syrup with subtle tones of vanilla and cumin. It has a full tannin structure balanced with fruit at mid-palate finishing with lingering integrated tannins with long black fruit tones." Enjoy this cabernet with a juicy steak or beef shortribs.
The wine was aged for 18 months in 100% French oak barrels (40% new / 60% once-used). We are sure you will enjoy this wine now or be further rewarded by laying it down for another ten years.
To purchase our wine, please click on the "Order" button above
The Challenges of Direct Shipping!
As a tiny winery we would love to be able to ship our wine directly to all consumers who enjoy our cabernet. Despite the May 2005 U.S. Supreme Court decision on direct shipping, some states still aren't permitting small wineries like ours to ship directly to consumers or their permitting procedures, paperwork and costs are too onerous.