New limited-release Cabernet from winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown.
Amazingly intense wine from start to finish. Dark purple hue and stunning aromas of black stone fruit, chocolate and a touch of toastiness greet you on impact. This is an extraordinarily well-crafted wine that is lush on the palate, loaded with gorgeous jammy black stone fruits, chocolate, a touch of espresso and toasty vanilla that are in-sync with the right touch of acid. The wine lingers on the finish for a good 30 seconds! Only 250 cases produced.
After visiting Napa countless of times, three friends from Kentucky decided that it was time to make their own label. Enlisting the help of Frank and Kathy Dotzler (Outpost), and the most acclaimed winemaker in Napa today, Thomas Brown (Schrader, etc), they got everything they needed to make a killer bottle of wine. Post Parade is sourced from the Red Head Vineyard in Napa and the Tench Vineyard in Oakville. Thomas says that the Red Head vineyard gives structure, while the Tench Vineyard provides generosity, and we agree. Big, lush, and velvety smooth valley floor fruit mingles perfectly with the sweet tannic structure of Red Head’s hillside fruit.
Much like preparing a great meal, the final product can only be a result and reflection of the hard work, attention to detail, and ingredients used to make it. Post Parade works with two of the finest vineyards in Napa (Tench and Redhead), both of which are expertly farmed, however without Mother Nature’s cooperation, those first two can often not be enough. In 2012, we were able to start realizing the potential of this project and the sites that make it special. The 685 clone from the Red Head Vineyard provides lifted aromatics and a fruit forwardness that let you know we are firmly in Napa Valley. The Tench brings a slightly more brooding, tight knit profile of minerality, gravel, and blackberry that gives tremendous complexity and balance. A wine that truly represents vintage, Cabernet, and Napa Valley..” —Thomas Rivers Brown Winemaker