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2003 Parallel Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 7951799 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
melva $37 $37
smellsip… $37 $0
jamoo3 $35 $0
$30
Item Sold Amount Date
I7951799 1 $37 Sep 19, 2021
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PRODUCER

Parallel

Parallel takes its name from the parallel marks skis make on downhill runs. The winery was founded in the early part of this century by four couples who met in Park City, Utah, where all worked and skied. The groups’ winemaker is Philippe Melka, the Bordeaux born and trained star who currently crafts luxury cuvées in Napa Valley and elsewhere. Parallel sources grapes from prestigious Napa Valley areas and makes Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Robert M. Parker Jr. has complimented Parallel wines as “high-class winemaking…. well-crafted, beautiful….”

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.

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