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Enjoy Napa Valley in a Glass!


Sue picking out leaves during harvestWe only produced 215 cases of our Parry Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, 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 2012 growing season brought ideal conditions from start to finish. There was no frost during bud-break with seasonably warm weather leading to even flowering and fruit set throughout the vineyard. This was followed all summer with warm days, a couple of heat spikes and cool nights often punctuated with early morning fog. A final heat spike in late September provided the push to optimal ripeness and a harvest of 3.4 tons of exceptional fruit on October 5.

Our winemaker, Andy Schweiger says our 2012 is "deep dark garnet in color with aromas of ripe blackberry, concentrated boysenberry, pomegranate, blueberry, and elderberry and undertones of forest floor, Bing cherry, clove, nutmeg, and intricately layered oak/toast. It has a sweet, supple, velvet entry with a full dark fruit profile leading to a complex and well balanced mid-palate with intense blackberry and pomegranate fruit. This is followed by a long lingering finish with a juicy, mouthwatering acidity, balanced with elegant tannin and fruit." Enjoy this cabernet with a juicy steak or our favorite, braised beef shortribs!

The wine was aged for 18 months in 100% French oak barrels (44% new / 56% once-used). We are sure you will enjoy this wine now or be further rewarded by laying it down for another ten years or more.

Since our releases are so limited, first priority will be given to those who have ordered our wine and members on our Mailing List.

Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 2011 - Sold Out
Harvest Date: October 5, 2012 October 18, 2011
Brix at Harvest: 26.7° 25.8°
Alcohol: 14.8% 13.9%
Total Acidity: .58g/100ml .53g/100ml
pH: 3.83 3.77
Bottling Date: May 6, 2014 May 8, 2013
Production: 215 cases 150 cases
Release Date: February 2016 March 2015

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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.