A relatively new Napa Valley winery, the Parsley family’s aim is to produce ultra premium Cabernet. The 2003 is an impressive release with long and intense waves of concentrated black fruit.
The vineyard is defined by a gentle swale that sits at the foot of Mount George. Its microclimate, comparable to "cool Bordeaux," is a bit warmer than Carneros, but it still feels the marine intrusions flowing up the path of the Napa River. The effect is to extend the time on the vine, yielding smaller berries with less tannin and far more concentration than the Napa average.
"Impressive dark violet color. An intense fruit-laden Cabernet Sauvignon with concentrated layers of blackberries, ripe currants, fig paste and cedar. Ripe and powerful tannins that coat the mouth with seductive and layered flavors. This wine ends with long and intense waves of black fruits." -- Philippe Langner, consulting winemaker