85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.9% Merlot, 4.8 % Cabernet Franc, 1.7% Malbec, 1.6%Petite Syrah, 1% Petit Verdot.
The 2018 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 Syrah, and Petite Verdot balance the rich dark fruit and soft tannins, adding a vibrancy to its lush mouthfeel and lingering dry finish with balanced acidity. Aged in 70% French Oak (30% new) and 30% American Oak. 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.
Hossein Namdar worked for many years at Moet Chandon (Domaine Chandon) in Yountville, California where he became a vineyard technician specializing in grafting, before working in the cellar. 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 Vinera. 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 his friend and fellow winemaker, Bruce Rector - the Imagery Series.