Enjoy Napa Valley in a Glass!
Parry Cellars 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon produced 190 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 2009 growing season began with a few days of frost and late spring rains combined with cool weather that delayed berry set and irrigation needs. Despite the spring rains, we still faced the third year in a row with below average rainfall. The summer was relatively cool with only a few periods of temperatures over 100° allowing us to harvest 3.2 tons of grapes with delicious flavors and color at peak maturity on October 2. Harvesting began at morning’s first light when the temperature was a chilly 40°F making hot coffee a necessity, especially as a hand warmer!
Our winemaker, Andy Schweiger says our 2009 “reveals a nose deeply layered with complex fruit aromas ranging from Acai berries, pomegranate seeds to boysenberry with underlayers of earthy Star Anise and cocoa nibs and very faint undertones of toasted fennel. The mouthfeel opens with a silky entry, yielding to a moderate weight mid-palette. The finish is very elegant with blackberry preserves and espresso notes with moderate tannins.” Enjoy this cabernet with a juicy steak
The wine was aged for 18 months in 100% French oak barrels (50% new / 50% once-used). We are sure you will enjoy this wine now or be further rewarded by laying it down for another five to ten years.
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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.