Enjoy Napa Valley in a Glass!
We only produced 150 cases of our Parry Cellars 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, our second smallest production and 32% less than our 2010 cabernet. The 2011 is another elegant cabernet with lower alcohol and tannins yet still bright and fruity with structure and balance. 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 2011 growing season was the most challenging we have ever faced. It began with a wet winter and spring followed by two inches of heavy rain in early June as flowering was underway causing shatter. We also had a long, cooler than average summer with early October rain requiring us to drop more fruit to fully ripen the remaining clusters. As a result, we had one of our smallest - 2.54 tons - and the latest harvest ever on October 18.
Our winemaker, Andy Schweiger says our 2011 reveals "richly layered aromas of blackberry, blueberry, pomegranate, and currant with undertones of cassis, Bing cherry, plum, and Herbes de Provence. Lush, rich entry with subtle oak tones, flowing into a luscious mid palette with layered fruit and tannin. Fruit character carries into a rich balance of elegant tannin and blackberry and stone fruit. Ample acidity allows the fruit and tannin to linger in the finish."
The wine was aged for 18 months in 100% French oak barrels (43% new / 57% once-used). We are sure you will enjoy this wine now or be further rewarded by laying it down for another 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.