|Grapes||Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah|
Pars, also known as Persis and Persia, is one of the thirty-one provinces of Iran, where Hossein Namdar is from, and the historical homeland of the Persian people.
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.9% Merlot, 4.8 % Cabernet Franc, 1.7% Malbec, 1.6% Petite Sirah, 1% Petit Verdot.
The Pars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of fruits from some of the best Cabernet growing regions in Napa Valley, including the hillside block of Napa Carneros vineyard, and another small family vineyard situated within 1500 feet elevation on the eastern slope of Atlas Peak. A touch of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petite Sirah, and Petit Verdot balance the rich dark fruit and soft tannins, adding a vibrancy to its lush mouthfeel and lingering dry finish with balanced acidity. It is fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in 70% French oak (30% new) and 30% American oak – dark toast. Bold and balanced, with aromas of dark fruit, cassis, pepper, and smokiness accented with spice notes. A hint of forest, light cedar oak and dusty baking cocoa combine these aromatics to create this rich medium-bodied Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. 14.8% alcohol.
About the Producer
Pars is produced by winemakers Hossein Namdar and Bob Goyette. The total production is 1,500 cases.
Hossein Namdar worked for many years at Möet Chandon (Domaine Chandon) in Yountville, California where he became a vineyard technician specializing in grafting, before working in the cellar. He developed relationships through the years with great winegrowers, who he has contracts with. After years of making wine with Bob Goyette for the brand they owned between 2005 and 2014, “Robert Goyette”, they launched together a new brand called Avid, specialized in Pinot Noir.
Bob Goyette was part of the start of the boutique winery movement in California, and one of the founders of La Crema Viñera. After La Crema, he contributed to the winemaking effort at Chalk Hill Winery, followed by the Benziger Family winery. It was there that he helped develop - along with friend and fellow winemaker, Bruce Rector - the Imagery Series.