Parador Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Tempranillo 2007

$45

New release! Parador is a fantastic blend of Cabernet Sauvignonand Tempranillio - California meets Spain all in one full-bodied red wine. Still unique in Napa, after 10 years – the PARADOR Napa Valley Red Wine is inspired by the great blended wines made at Vega Sicilia in the Ribera del Duero. Utilizing great Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the dramatic Hossfeld Vineyard located in Soda Canyon, and blending with the Tempranillo to make a sumptuous, velvety wine with great aging potential. After blending in the spring following harvest, the wine is aged 2 ½ years in a combination of 30% new and the balance, used French oak barriques and puncheon barrels.  This delicious combination takes advantage of Cabernet's power and the earth and spice component of Tempranillo. The final product, the Parador 2007 Napa Valley, is a masterwork of complexity and balance. One of our favorite boutique discoveries.

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Ratings on Delectable

Jake Hajer Delectable Pro

Dense, intense, black olive tapenade, motor oil, black fruit, tannic, charred oak, extracted. A unique wine. Could age another 15 yr!

Dense, intense, black olive tapenade, motor oil, black fruit, tannic, charred oak, extracted. A unique wine. Could age another 15 yr!

9.3

Brian W. Anderson

Still tight: BIG tannins covering up a lot ducking around underneath. Could be a heavy hitter with a little time and a lot aeration.

Still tight: BIG tannins covering up a lot ducking around underneath. Could be a heavy hitter with a little time and a lot aeration.

8.6

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.